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A Multiscale Approach for Statistical Characterization of Functional Images

Antoniadis, Anestis and Bigot, Jérémie and Von Sachs, Rainer A Multiscale Approach for Statistical Characterization of Functional Images. (2009) Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 18 (1). 216-237. ISSN 1061-8600

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1198/jcgs.2009.0013


Increasingly, scientific studies yield functional image data, in which the observed data consist of sets of curves recorded on the pixels of the image. Examples include temporal brain response intensities measured by fMRI and NMR frequency spectra measured at each pixel. This article presents a new methodology for improving the characterization of pixels in functional imaging, formulated as a spatial curve clustering problem. Our method operates on curves as a unit. It is nonparametric and involves multiple stages: (i) wavelet thresholding, aggregation, and Neyman truncation to effectively reduce dimensionality; (ii) clustering based on an extended EM algorithm; and (iii) multiscale penalized dyadic partitioning to create a spatial segmentation. We motivate the different stages with theoretical considerations and arguments, and illustrate the overall procedure on simulated and real datasets. Our method appears to offer substantial improvements over monoscale pixel-wise methods. An Appendix which gives some theoretical justifications of the methodology, computer code, documentation and dataset are available in the online supplements.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Institute of Mathematical Statistics editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1198/jcgs.2009.0013
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut polytechnique de Grenoble (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique - INRIA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble 2 - UPMF (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1 - UJF (FRANCE)
Other partners > Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - KU LEUVEN (BELGIUM)
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