I'd like to compute ImageCooccurence for an Image3D object. Mathematica advertises that "Now essentially any operation possible for 2D images also works for 3D images." https://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/new-in-10/enhanced-3d-image-processing/

I've defined a 3D Kernel and a 3D image as such:

kernel3d = {
  {{0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0}, {0, 0, 0}},
  {{0, 1, 0}, {1, 0, 1}, {0, 1, 0}},
  {{0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0}, {0, 0, 0}}};
image3d = Image3D[RandomReal[1, {5, 5, 5}]];

When I run ImageCooccurrence[image3d,10,kernel3d], Mathematica just reports that the the input should be an Image.

Is there any ImageCooccurrence extension for Image3D? If not, does anyone have any suggestions for quickly accomplishing this?

  • $\begingroup$ I'm struggling to understand what ImageCoocurrence actually does. From the docs ImageCooccurrence[image,n] returns an n*n matrix m whose elements mij represent the probability of all occurrences of a pixel with intensity i to the left or bottom of a pixel with intensity j, assuming all pixels to lie in one of n successive bins. - represent the probability of ... what? Also what is the kernel for? If somebody could take this sentence and dumb it down a bit we might have an answer. $\endgroup$
    – flinty
    Commented Jun 19, 2020 at 14:12
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Say you have a 4x4 2D Image with just two colors: black and white. We can assign this image n=2 bins (one black, one white). Say this image has vertical stripes that are one pixel wide (bl, wh, bl, wh). If the kernel is {{0,0,0},{0,0,1},{0,0,0}}, ImageCooccurrence will check the pixel immediately to the right of every pixel. For the black bin, this yields 0 black neighbors and 8 white. For the white bin, this yields 4 black neighbors and 0 white. The resulting matrix is {{0,8},{4,0}}. The func then just divides by 12 (total number of neighbors) to return {{0,0.6},{0.3,0}} $\endgroup$
    – Shaggy1135
    Commented Jun 20, 2020 at 8:08
  • $\begingroup$ Try ImageCooccurrence[Image[Table[{0, 1, 0, 1}, {i, 0, 4}]], 2, {{0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 1}, {0, 0, 0}}] $\endgroup$
    – Shaggy1135
    Commented Jun 20, 2020 at 8:09

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Is there any ImageCooccurrence extension for Image3D?



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