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New parallel algorithms for thinning of binary images
Author(s): Prabir Bhattacharya; Xun Lu
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes two new parallel algorithms for thinning. Instead of a conventional 3 X 3 operator, a small cross window '+' with 5 or 9 points is employed in the implementation. The algorithms do not change the connectivity of the images. The experimental results show that the algorithms make the skeleton much closer to the medial axis, and make it more convenient to reconstruct the original pattern. Comparing with the other thinning methods, the new approach here gives advantages on saving the time and the window size when real world images are processed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1468, Applications of Artificial Intelligence IX, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45513
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Prabir Bhattacharya, Univ. of Nebraska/Lincoln (United States)
Xun Lu, Univ. of Nebraska/Lincoln (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1468:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence IX
Mohan M. Trivedi, Editor(s)

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