A generalized morphological skeleton transform and extraction of structural shape components

  • J. Xu
  • Published 2003 in ICIP

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a generalized morphological skeleton transform that uses eight structuring elements to generate skeleton subsets. The number of representative points needed to represent a given shape is significantly lower than in the standard skeleton transform. A collection of shape components needed to build a structural representation is easily selected from the shape elements generated in the generalized skeleton transform. Each shape component covers a significant area of the given shape and severe overlapping is avoided. The given shape can also be accurately approximated using a small number of shape components.

DOI: 10.1109/ICIP.2003.1246964

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@inproceedings{Xu2003AGM, title={A generalized morphological skeleton transform and extraction of structural shape components}, author={J. Xu}, booktitle={ICIP}, year={2003} }