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Entropy 2013, 15(6), 2384-2397; doi:10.3390/e15062384
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Entropy of Shortest Distance (ESD) as Pore Detector and Pore-Shape Classifier

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Received: 25 March 2013; in revised form: 7 May 2013 / Accepted: 15 May 2013 / Published: 10 June 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Applications of Information Theory in the Geosciences)
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Abstract: The entropy of shortest distance (ESD) between geographic elements (“elliptical intrusions”, “lineaments”, “points”) on a map, or between "vugs", "fractures" and "pores" in the macro- or microscopic images of triple porosity naturally fractured vuggy carbonates provides a powerful new tool for the digital processing, analysis, classification and space/time distribution prognostic of mineral resources as well as the void space in carbonates, and in other rocks. The procedure is applicable at all scales, from outcrop photos, FMI, UBI, USI (geophysical imaging techniques) to micrographs, as we shall illustrate through some examples. Out of the possible applications of the ESD concept, we discuss in details the sliding window entropy filtering for nonlinear pore boundary enhancement, and propose this procedure as unbiased thresholding technique.
Keywords: pores entropy; sliding window entropy; nonlinear pore boundary enhancement pores entropy; sliding window entropy; nonlinear pore boundary enhancement
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Korvin, G.; Sterligov, B.; Oleschko, K.; Cherkasov, S. Entropy of Shortest Distance (ESD) as Pore Detector and Pore-Shape Classifier. Entropy 2013, 15, 2384-2397.

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Korvin G, Sterligov B, Oleschko K, Cherkasov S. Entropy of Shortest Distance (ESD) as Pore Detector and Pore-Shape Classifier. Entropy. 2013; 15(6):2384-2397.

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Korvin, Gabor; Sterligov, Boris; Oleschko, Klaudia; Cherkasov, Sergey. 2013. "Entropy of Shortest Distance (ESD) as Pore Detector and Pore-Shape Classifier." Entropy 15, no. 6: 2384-2397.


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