Fast Chain Coding of Region Boundaries

@article{Zingaretti1998FastCC,
  title={Fast Chain Coding of Region Boundaries},
  author={Primo Zingaretti and Massimiliano Gasparroni and Lorenzo Vecci},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell.},
  year={1998},
  volume={20},
  pages={407-415}
}
A fast single-pass algorithm to convert a multivalued image from a raster-based representation into chain codes is presented. All chain codes are obtained in linear time with respect to the number of chain segments that are generated at each raster according to a set of templates. A formal statement and the complexity and performance analysis of the algorithm are given.