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The outlier criteria used here is based on comparing standard deviation. First, the mean u and standard deviation o7 of the data set are calculated for each column in an image. Then, all data points that lie outside the interval (p - 3u, p + 3u) are disregarded
according to Modified Tau Thompson criterion [Holman 2000]. Applying this to the sum of sequence of interface images, the result, shown in Figure 4-6, is obtained.
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Figure 4-6 Sum of sequence of edge images after outlier rejection and a column (at 188th
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After the outliers are eliminated, the interface image and standard deviation values are calculated again. The outlier criterion does not significantly affect the mean of the data set; hence the average interface image is almost unchanged (Figure 4-7). Analysis of the two images in Figure 4-7 shows that the difference between the interfaces is not more than one pixel.