ICAT was developed in an effort to create a general
purpose environment for cluster analysis. Within the realm
of image analysis this is known as the identification of connected components.
The thesis which resulted from this work can be obtained from the
Berry, M., E. Comiskey, and K. Minser, Parallel Analysis of
Clusters in Landscape Ecology, IEEE Computational Science
and Engineering 1:2 (1994), 24-28.
J. M. Constantin, M. W. Berry, and B. T. Vander Zanden,
Parallelization of the Hoshen-Kopelman Algorithm Using a
Finite State Machine, Int. J. of Supercomputer Applications
and High Performance Computing 11:1 (1997), 31-45.
J. Hoshen, M. W. Berry, and K. S. Minser, Percolation and
cluster structure parameters. II. The Enhanced Hoshen-Kopelman
algorithm, Physical Review E 56:2 (1997), 1455-1460.