Texture can play several roles in visual perception:
|"Image Quilting for Texture Synthesis and Transfer"
A. A. Efros & W. T. Freeman. SIGGRAPH 2001 [pdf] [more info]
|"Shape from texture and integrability"
D. A. Forsyth.   ICCV 2001 [pdf] [ps]
|"Representing and Recognizing the Visual Appearance of Materials using
T. K. Leung & J. Malik. IJCV 2000 [pdf] [ps] [more info]
|"Texture Synthesis by Non-Parametric Sampling"
A. A. Efros & T. K. Leung. ICCV 1999 [pdf] [ps] [more info]
|"On Perpendicular Texture: Why do we see more flowers in the
T. K. Leung and J. Malik. CVPR 1997 [pdf] [ps] [more info]
|"Detecting, Localizing and Grouping Repeated Scene Elements from an
T. K. Leung & J. Malik. ECCV 1996 [pdf] [ps] [more info]
| "Computing local surface orientation and
shape from texture for curved surfaces."
J. Malik & R. Rosenholtz, IJCV 1997 [pdf] [ps]