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An improved algorithm for thinning binary digital patterns

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3 Author(s)
Nagendraprasad, M.V. ; Intelligent Eng. Syst. Lab., MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA ; Wang, P.S.P. ; Gupta, A.

A number of image processing and pattern recognition applications demand that a raw digitized binary pattern array be normalized, so that the constituent components of that array are of uniform thickness. The thinning process reduces such components to a thickness of one pixel, or sometimes a few pixels. This paper describes a strategy for farther enhancing the operational speed of one of the fastest parallel algorithms proposed in the literature

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Pattern Recognition, 1992. Vol.III. Conference C: Image, Speech and Signal Analysis, Proceedings., 11th IAPR International Conference on

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30 Aug-3 Sep 1992

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