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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 25, Issue 2-4, Pages 197-203

The Use of the Positivity Method to Approximate the Complete O.D.F.

CMS/GM2P, Université de Metz, Ile du Saulcy, Metz-cedex 57045, France

Received 30 January 1996

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The mathematical problems, in the field of texture analysis, which remain still unsolved are briefly discussed. The importance of the positivity condition and its use in the harmonic method are then explained.