The Intuition

The Intuition

Carlo Ciulla (Lane College, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-202-2.ch002
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Abstract

This chapter reports on the initial idea which gave birth to the investigation which subsequently became the unifying theory. The intuition herein illustrated consists of the realization that the following concept might have been supported by reasonable ground of truth after extensive study. The concept is that there exists a region of spatial extent within two nodes (1D), a pixel (2D), or a voxel (3D) where the interpolation function has best approximation properties. Naturally, the adjective best is to be interpreted with its relativity to the potentiality of the specific model interpolation function to determine approximation properties. Such potentiality according to the intuition resides in: (i) the sequel of discrete samples (e.g. the pixel intensities for the two-dimensional case), and (ii) the curvature of the model interpolator as expressed by its second order derivatives. The study in this chapter is initiated for the trivariate linear interpolation function and formalized through a set of definitions, an observation and a theorem.
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Definition I

Let V1 = (0, 0, 0), V2 = (1, 0, 0), V3 = (1, 1, 0), V4 = (0, 1, 0) be the quadruple of vertices of the rectangle α. Let α be lying on the plane π1 of equation C * z + D = 0 ║ to the XY plane of the absolute right handed coordinate system Ξ with origin in O. Let V5 = (0, 0, 1), V6 = (1, 0, 1), V7 = (1, 1, 1), V8 = (0, 1, 1) be the quadruple of vertices of the rectangle β. Let β be lying on the plane π2 of equation C * (z + ξ1) + D = 0 ║ to the same XY plane and with ξ1 being a constant. While Vi (i = 1…4) follows each other counter-clock wise on α, Vi (i = 5…8) do it on β. These eight vertices are located at the boundary surface ∑ of the parallelepiped (voxel) as shown in figure 1.

Figure 1.

Intuition: The Sub-pixel Efficacy Region. The Voxel (a), the hyperbolic paraboloid given by equation (1) for arbitrary values of nodes’ intensity (b) and the visualization of the Sub-Pixel Efficacy Region as seen by the intuition presented in this chapter. This picture is found in: Ciulla, C. (2002). Development and characterization of methodology and technology for the alignment of fMRI time series. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, New Jersey Institute of Technology - Newark.

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Definition Iii

Let V9 = (X, 0, 0), V10 = (1, Y, 0), V11 = (X, 1, 0), V12 = (0, Y, 0) be any points of the segments [V1, V2], [V2, V3], [V3, V4], [V4, V1] respectively and V13 = (X, 0, 1), V14 = (1, Y, 1), V15 = (X, 1, 1), V16 = (0, Y, 1) any points of the segments [V5, V6], [V6, V7], [V7, V8], [V8, V5] respectively. Also, let V17 = (1, 0, Z), V18 = (1, 1, Z) be any points of the segments [V4, V8], [V3, V7] respectively, and V19 = (0, 0, Z), V20 = (1, 0, Z) be any points of the segments [V1, V5], [V2, V6] respectively. Where X, Y and Z are in between the range [0, 1], and Vi (i = 9…20) is located at the boundary surface ∑ of the parallelepiped (voxel) as shown in figure 1.

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Foreword
Reda Abraham
Acknowledgment
On the Philosophical Basis Underlying Unifying Theory
Chapter 1
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Chapter 2
The Intuition  (pages 23-30)
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The Intuition
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Chapter 3
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The preceding chapter is to be viewed as a purely theoretical math intuition and the claim consists in that of the existence of a region within the... Sample PDF
The Conception of the Intensity-Curvature Functional
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Chapter 4
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This chapter presents the mathematical deduction of the Sub-pixel Efficacy Region (SRE) for the case of the trivariate liner interpolation function.... Sample PDF
The Conception of the Sub-Pixel Efficacy Region
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Chapter 5
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This chapter continues the investigation conducted through deduction from the previous three chapters. Chapter II of the book has brought to light... Sample PDF
Assessment of the Truth Foreseen in the Intuition
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Chapter 6
The Notion  (pages 52-56)
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Chapter 7
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In the sections of this chapter the reader will be introduced to the sequence of mathematical processes which, starting from a model interpolation... Sample PDF
The Theoretical Approach to the Improvement of the Interpolation Error: Bivariate Linear Interpolation Function
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Chapter 8
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This is the first of the chapters of the book that present results obtained processing the MRI database with both classic and SRE-based... Sample PDF
The Results of the Sub-Pixel Efficacy Region Based Bivariate Linear Interpolation Function
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Chapter 9
Interpolation Procedures  (pages 172-179)
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The intent of the present chapter is to expand the treatise that concerns with the presentation of the current literature in signal-image... Sample PDF
Interpolation Procedures
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Chapter 10
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The organization of this chapter is similar to that of Chapter VII where it was outlined the theoretical approach to the improvement of the... Sample PDF
The Extension of the Theory to the Trivariate Linear Interpolation Function
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Chapter 11
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This chapter presents results relevant to the evaluation of the performance of classic and SRE-based trivariate interpolation functions. The... Sample PDF
The Results of the Sub-Pixel Efficacy Region Based Trivariate Linear Interpolation Function
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Chapter 12
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As well accepted in literature it should be almost impossible to reconstruct the signal intensity value at time-space location where the sampling... Sample PDF
Equating the Two Intensity-Curvature Terms, Before and After Interpolation, Attempting to Obtain Resilient Interpolation: Trivariate Linear Interpolation Function
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Chapter 13
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This chapter reviews the extensive and comprehensive literature on B-Splines. In the forthcoming text emphasis is given to hierarchy and formal... Sample PDF
On the Literature of B-Spline Interpolation Functions
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Chapter 14
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The organization of the chapter is similar to that of Chapters VII and X. The methodological approach to extend the unifying theory to the one... Sample PDF
The Extension of Theory and Methodology to B-Splines
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Chapter 15
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The results obtained processing the MRI database with classic and SRE-based one dimensional quadratic and cubic B-Splines are presented in this... Sample PDF
The Results of the Sub-Pixel Efficacy Region Based B-Spline Interpolation Functions
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Chapter 16
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Concepts of efficiency, approximation, and efficacy are discussed in this chapter while referencing the existing literature. Frameworks grouping... Sample PDF
On the Properties of the Unifying Theory and the Derived Sub-Pixel Efficacy Region
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Chapter 17
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This chapter introduces the reader to Section V of the book. The chapter opens up with a discussion on the undeniable evidence reported in... Sample PDF
The Main Innovation Determined By the Sub-Pixel Efficacy Region
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Chapter 18
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Chapter 19
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This chapter presents results obtained processing the MRI dataset with classic and SRE-based models of one dimensional Lagrange and Sinc... Sample PDF
The Results of the Sub-Pixel Efficacy Region Based Lagrange and Sinc Interpolation Functions
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Chapter 20
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