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Erosion- and dilation-based morphological signature transform for shape description
Author(s): Zoran Dukic; Sven Loncaric
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Paper Abstract

An algorithm for shape description is proposed in this paper. A sequence of shapes, called morphological shape signature, is generated by application of the morphological signature transform (MST), in the first step of the method. After the shape transformation process is completed a simple shape descriptor is applied to each shape from the obtained shape signature. The original MST algorithm uses erosion for iterative morphological shape processing. The original MST is modified so that both erosion and dilation are used. The method is tested on the problem of shape matching and experimental results have demonstrated that proposed method has better recognition performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3026, Nonlinear Image Processing VIII, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271114
Show Author Affiliations
Zoran Dukic, Ruder Boskovic Institute (United States)
Sven Loncaric, Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3026:
Nonlinear Image Processing VIII
Edward R. Dougherty; Jaakko T. Astola, Editor(s)

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