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Skeleton-chain coding for Chinese characters
Author(s): Long-Wen Chang; Shui-Kung Chuang; Shang-Shung Yu
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Paper Abstract

The compression of Chinese characters is very important for Chinese office automation and desktop publishing. In this thesis, various methods are used to compress 13051 Chinese characters with size 64 X 64 losslessly. A new method, based on coding the skeleton points of each Chinese character is proposed. The skeleton points are found by morphological operations. The method for coding skeleton points is taking advantage of Huffman code, Elias code and chain code. Better compression rate can be achieved than conventional methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1818, Visual Communications and Image Processing '92, (1 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131483
Show Author Affiliations
Long-Wen Chang, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Shui-Kung Chuang, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Shang-Shung Yu, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1818:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '92
Petros Maragos, Editor(s)

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