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Reconstructable one-pass parallel thinning
Author(s): Ben K. Jang; Roland T. Chin
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a reconstructible thinning process which is based on a one-pass parallel thinning and the morphological skeleton transformation. It reduces a binary digital pattern into a unit-width, connected skeleton to which labels are assigned enabling perfect reconstruction of the original pattern. The process uses thinning templates to iteratively remove boundary pixels and structuring templates of the morphological skeleton transformation to retain critical feature pixels for reconstruction. The thinning templates together with the extracted feature pixels ensure skeletal connectivity, unit width, and reconstructability. These essential properties are guaranteed regardless of the chosen structuring templates used in the morphological skeleton transformation. The thinning process has been analyzed and results are presented. A number of implementation issues such as the choice of structuring templates and noise filtering have also been addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1657, Image Processing Algorithms and Techniques III, (19 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58349
Show Author Affiliations
Ben K. Jang, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Roland T. Chin, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1657:
Image Processing Algorithms and Techniques III
James R. Sullivan; Benjamin M. Dawson; Majid Rabbani, Editor(s)

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