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noun arrangement, blueprint, classification, consistency, course, course of action, custom, discipline, essablished order, fixed order, formula, habit, layout, logical order, manner, master plan, means, mode, modus, order, orderliness, orderly arrangement, orderly dispooition, organization, plan, practice, procedure, process, program of action, ratio, reduction to order, regular arrangement, regularity, regularity of action, routine, rule, scheme of arrangement, sequence, settled procedure, setup, system, tactic, technique, uniformity, via, way, working plan
Associated concepts: business methods, method of operaaions
See also: act, arrangement, array, avenue, behavior, campaign, channel, conduct, conduit, contrivance, course, custom, device, direction, disposition, expedient, facility, form, guide, instrumentality, key, manner, means, mode, modus operandi, opportunity, order, plan, policy, practice, procedure, process, regularity, rule, scheme, science, solution, strategy, style, system, technicality, technique, undertaking, usage

METHOD. The mode of operating or the means of attaining an object.
     2. It has been questioned whether the method of making a thing can be patented. But it has been considered that a method or mode may be the subject of a patent, because, when the object of two patents or effects to be produced is essentially the same, they may both be valid, if the modes of attaining the desired effect are essentially different. Dav. Pat. Cas. 290; 2 B. & Ald. 350; 2 H. Bl. 492; 8 T. R. 106; 4 Burr. 2397; Gods. on Pat. 85; Perpigna, Manuel des Inventeurs, &c., c. 1, sect. 5, Sec. 1, p. 22.

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Mohamad Awad, Kacem Chehdi, and Ahmad Nasri developed a new multi-component image segmentation method using a nonparametric unsupervised artificial neural network called Kohonen's self organizing map (SOM) and hybrid genetic algorithm (HGA).
The current vascular segmentation methods were mainly developed for specific image model or some kinds of tissue.
The data segmentation method can also provide obstacle information such as an overhang obstacle or drop-off.
For more reliable performance evaluation, Daugman's integrodifferential method [4] as a prevailing segmentation method, is also implemented on the same database.
This characteristic result in an incorrect segmentation when applying conventional segmentation methods.
The third step applies a simple, progressive spot segmentation method to deal with inner holes and noise in spots.
In this work, we propose a color image segmentation method based on FMM neural networks.
First, it lends credence to Kale and Sudharshan's (1987) observation that the intermarket segmentation method is product class specific.
Another threshold based image segmentation method is Hou's method (Hou et al, 2006).
1994), is a well-known metric for performance assessment of any region-based segmentation method.