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Decision-making strategies in contour tracing
Author(s): Chris Stanek; Neelima Shrikhande; Gongzhu Hu
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Paper Abstract

Contour tracing in image processing is to extract linear features (lines and curves) from images that are useful to intermediate and high-level vision tasks. One difficult problem in contour tracing is to determine the tracing direction at branch points. In this paper a collection of general purpose decision making strategies at branch points is discussed along with a method to combine them into a single criterion that is in fact a weighted combination of those criteria that are considered. Experiments show that results obtained using different branching criteria indeed reflect the need of combining them together, although automatic determination of the weighting factors remains unsolved and needs further study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1778, Imaging Technologies and Applications, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130978
Show Author Affiliations
Chris Stanek, Central Michigan Univ. (United States)
Neelima Shrikhande, Central Michigan Univ. (United States)
Gongzhu Hu, Central Michigan Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1778:
Imaging Technologies and Applications
Robert J. Heaston, Editor(s)

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