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Image analysis using select-only morphological operators
Author(s): Yury V. Visilter
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a new selective morphology (SM) that provides the morphological operators with selecting-only and filtering-only properties (S-operators and F-operators). In this framework, S-opening and S-closing operators perform the extreme monotonous reconstruction of source image, starting from the results or erosion and dilation correspondingly. F-opening and F-closing are formed as an algebraic combination of S-opening and S-closing and usual morphological opening and closing. It is proved that SM filters have the most mathematical properties of MM filters. The additional property of S-operators to preserve the connectivity and shape (edges) of restored image areas is provided. Some examples of S-morphological object extraction and F-morphological feature extraction are outlined. The significant improvement of extraction quality is demonstrated with comparison to usual MM operators. The example of special SM based on contour filtering is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4197, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XIX: Algorithms, Techniques, and Active Vision, (11 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.403753
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Yury V. Visilter, State Research Institute of Aviation Systems (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4197:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XIX: Algorithms, Techniques, and Active Vision
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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