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Thinning algorithim on 2D gray-level images
Author(s): Cherng-Min Ma; Shu-Yen Wan
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Paper Abstract

Thinning on binary images is widely discussed in the past three decades. A binary image can be obtained by thresholding a gray-level image. For preventing possible information losses in the thresholding process, it may be natural to design thinning algorithms directly on the original gray-level images. This paper proposes a two-step template-based thinning algorithm on gray-level images. The first step of the algorithm is to extract 4-connected gray-level skeletons from gray-level objects. The second step is to extract 8-connected gray-level skeletons from the consequent result of the first step.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4684, Medical Imaging 2002: Image Processing, (9 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.467238
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Cherng-Min Ma, Chang Gung Univ. (Taiwan)
Shu-Yen Wan, Chang Gung Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4684:
Medical Imaging 2002: Image Processing
Milan Sonka; J. Michael Fitzpatrick, Editor(s)

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