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System for rapid prototyping of morphological operators
Author(s): Timothy M. Orr; John D. Powell
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Paper Abstract

Morphological processing provides a powerful set of tools for analyzing shape. However the user of morphological techniques can easily become overwhelmed by the large number of possible solutions to be investigated. A large solution space exists because the structure elements used in morphological operations can be extremely varied in size and shape. Similarly fundamental morphological operations can be combined in numerous sequences. The user therefore needs a tool for rapidly investigating the large number of structure elements and operator combinations available for a given task. This paper describes a computer system that has been developed expressly for rapidly defining structure elements building and executing operator combinations and viewing the resultant image. The system uses a mouse-driven graphical interface to allow rapid prototyping of morphological operations. An expression parser is embedded in the system to allow sequences of morphological operators to be executed with a single command. The system will help computer vision algorithm designers explore the solution space more rapidly and may lead to a broader appreciation of the field of morphology by facilitating exploration of its capabilities. t

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1350, Image Algebra and Morphological Image Processing, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23596
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy M. Orr, PAR Government Systems Corp. (United States)
John D. Powell, Strategic Resources, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1350:
Image Algebra and Morphological Image Processing
Paul D. Gader, Editor(s)

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