A Pseudo-Distance Map for the Segmentation-Free Skeletonization of Gray-Scale Images

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a new tool, called a pseudodistance map (PDM), for extracting skeletons from grayscale images without region segmentation or edge detection. Given an edge-strength function (ESF) of a gray-scale image, the PDM is computed from the ESF using the partial differential equations we propose. The PDM can be thought of as a relaxed… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/ICCV.2001.937586

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