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Automated generation of finite-state machine lookup tables for binary morphology
Author(s): Frederick M. Waltz
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Paper Abstract

In a series of eleven previous papers a radically different method of implementing a wide range of neighborhood image processing operations has been presented, under the acronym SKIPSM (separated-kernel image processing using finite state machines). Simply by changing the contents of two lookup tables, one can use the same software code or the same hardware configuration can carry out a long list of operations, including binary morphology with multiple large structuring elements, multiple simultaneous steps of the grassfire transform, 'fuzzy' binary morphological operations, grey-level morphology, binary skeletonization, binary correlation, binary openings and closings in one pass, and certain global image processing operations. The execution time is very fast, and is totally independent of the size of the neighborhood or of the number of simultaneous operations being performed. This paper gives a detailed description of the steps for creating lookup tables for binary morphology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2908, Machine Vision Applications, Architectures, and Systems Integration V, (31 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.257271
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Frederick M. Waltz, Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2908:
Machine Vision Applications, Architectures, and Systems Integration V
Susan Snell Solomon; Bruce G. Batchelor; Frederick M. Waltz, Editor(s)

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