A Computational Approach to Edge Detection

@article{Canny1986ACA,
  title={A Computational Approach to Edge Detection},
  author={John F. Canny},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence},
  year={1986},
  volume={PAMI-8},
  pages={679-698}
}
  • J. Canny
  • Published 1 June 1986
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
This paper describes a computational approach to edge detection. [] Key Method We define detection and localization criteria for a class of edges, and present mathematical forms for these criteria as functionals on the operator impulse response. A third criterion is then added to ensure that the detector has only one response to a single edge. We use the criteria in numerical optimization to derive detectors for several common image features, including step edges. On specializing the analysis to step edges…
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