Distance Transforms of Sampled Functions

@article{Felzenszwalb2012DistanceTO,
  title={Distance Transforms of Sampled Functions},
  author={Pedro F. Felzenszwalb and Daniel P. Huttenlocher},
  journal={Theory of Computing},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={415-428}
}
This paper provides linear-time algorithms for solving a class of minimization problems involving a cost function with both local and spatial terms. These problems can be viewed as a generalization of classical distance transforms of binary images, where the binary image is replaced by an arbitrary sampled function. Alternatively they can be viewed in terms of the minimum convolution of two functions, which is an important operation in grayscale morphology. A useful consequence of our… CONTINUE READING
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