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Real-Time Symbol Extraction From Grey-Level Images
Author(s): R Massen; M Simnacher; J Rosch; E Herre; H W Wuhrer
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Paper Abstract

A VME-bus image pipeline processor for extracting vectorized contours from grey-level images in real-time is presented. This 3 Giga operation per second processor uses large kernel convolvers and new non-linear neighbourhood processing algorithms to compute true 1-pixel wide and noise-free contours without thresholding even from grey-level images with quite varying edge sharpness. The local edge orientation is used as an additional cue to compute a list of vectors describing the closed and open contours in real-time and to dump a CAD-like symbolic image description into a symbol memory at pixel clock rate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0860, Real-Time Image Processing: Concepts and Technologies, (11 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943381
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R Massen, Polytechnic of Constance (Germany)
M Simnacher, Polytechnic of Constance (Germany)
J Rosch, Polytechnic of Constance (Germany)
E Herre, Polytechnic of Constance (Germany)
H W Wuhrer, Polytechnic of Constance (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0860:
Real-Time Image Processing: Concepts and Technologies
Jean Besson, Editor(s)

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