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Hierarchical representation of chain-encoded binary-image contours
Author(s): Jack Koplowitz; Joseph DeLeone
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Paper Abstract

A hierarchical scheme for chain encoded digital contours is introduced. If the contour represents the boundary of a binary image, a true digitization of the image is realized as the pyramid structure goes from the fine to coarser resolution levels. A progressive transmission system is designed to go from a coarse resolution level to finer levels which uses essentially the same number of bits as transmission of the contour at the finest resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 August 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2573, Vision Geometry IV, (11 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.216436
Show Author Affiliations
Jack Koplowitz, Clarkson Univ. (United States)
Joseph DeLeone, Corning Community College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2573:
Vision Geometry IV
Robert A. Melter; Angela Y. Wu; Fred L. Bookstein; William D. K. Green, Editor(s)

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