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We propose a method for computing the cohomology ring of three–dimensional (3D) digital binary–valued pictures. We obtain the cohomology ring of a 3D digital binary–valued picture I, via a simplicial complex K(I) topologically representing (up to isomorphisms of pictures) the picture I. The usefulness of a simplicial description of the " digital "… (More)

Structural pattern recognition describes and classifies data based on the relationships of features and parts. Topological invariants, like the Euler number, characterize the structure of objects of any dimension. Cohomology can provide more refined algebraic invariants to a topological space than does homology. It assigns 'quantities' to the chains used in… (More)

Starting from an nD geometrical object, a cellular subdivision of such an object provides an algebraic counterpart from which homology information can be computed. In this paper, we develop a process to drastically reduce the amount of data that represent the original object, with the purpose of a subsequent homology computation. The technique applied is… (More)

This paper presents a set of tools to compute topological information of sim-plicial complexes, tools that are applicable to extract topological information from digital pictures. A simplicial complex is encoded in a (non-unique) algebraic-topological format called AM-model. An AM-model for a given object K is determined by a concrete chain homotopy and it… (More)

Keywords: Graph pyramids Representative cocycles of cohomology generators a b s t r a c t Structural pattern recognition describes and classifies data based on the relationships of features and parts. Topological invariants, like the Euler number, characterize the structure of objects of any dimension. Cohomology can provide more refined algebraic… (More)

In this paper, algorithms for computing integer (co)homology of a simplicial complex of any dimension are designed, extending the work done in (7; 9). For doing this, the homology of the object is encoded in an algebraic-topological format (that we call AM-model). Moreover, in the case of 3D binary digital images, having as input AM-models for the images I… (More)

Cohomology and cohomology ring of three-dimensional (3D) objects are topo-logical invariants that characterize holes and their relations. Cohomology ring has been traditionally computed on simplicial complexes. Nevertheless, cubical complexes deal directly with the voxels in 3D images, no additional triangulation is necessary, facilitating efficient… (More)