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Set discrimination analysis tools for grey-level morphological operators
Author(s): Robert C. Vogt
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Paper Abstract

When considering ways to automate the generation of image processing algorithms for object recognition tasks, one critical element is the availability of measures to assess the potential and actual ability of individual operations for making a set of desired discriminations. This paper discusses the analysis and evaluation of grey-level image processing operators or algorithms from the perspective of trying to search automatically through a large space of them for one which satisfactorily performs a given recognition or discrimination task. Performance of an operator may be expressed in terms of accuracy, consistency, and cost, over an entire set of training images.The major issues of evaluating and choosing between operators in this context are discussed, and examples are given of measures which can be used to evaluate classes of operators for applicability, or to evaluate individual operators or parameter settings for actual performance. The paper first describes the form of the analysis for binary morphological operators, and then shows how it may be directly extended to grey-level morphological operators. Several examples are provided to show how grey-level pixel sets may be discriminated on the basis of various combinations of grey level and spatial criteria, as calculated by the basic morphological operators of erosion, dilation, opening, and closing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1568, Image Algebra and Morphological Image Processing II, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46116
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Robert C. Vogt, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1568:
Image Algebra and Morphological Image Processing II
Paul D. Gader; Edward R. Dougherty, Editor(s)

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