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MMach: a mathematical morphology toolbox for the KHOROS system

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Junior Barrera

Universidade de Sa˜o Paulo, Instituto de Matematica e Estati´stica, Rua do Mata˜o, 1010, 05508-900 Sa˜o Paulo, SP, Brazil

Gerald Jean Francis Banon

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Divisa˜o de Processamento de Imagens, Caixa Postal 515, 12201-970 Sa˜o Jose´ dos Campos, SP, Brazil

Roberto de Alencar Lotufo

Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Faculdade de Engenhada Ele´trica e de Computac¸a˜o, Caixa Postal 6101, 13081 Campinas, SP, Brazil

Roberta Hirata

Universidade de Sa˜o Paulo, Instituto de Matematica e Estati´stica, Rua do Mata˜o, 1010, 05508-900 Sa˜o Paulo, SP, Brazil

J. Electron. Imaging. 7(1), 174-210 (Jan 01, 1998). doi:10.1117/1.482637
History: Received November 4, 1996; Revised June 13, 1997; Accepted August 1, 1997
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Abstract

Mathematical morphology is a general theory that studies the decomposition of operators between complete lattices in terms of some families of simple operators: dilations, erosions, antidilations, and antierosions. Nowadays, this theory is largely used in image processing and computer vision to extract information from images. The KHOROS system is an open and general environment for image processing and visualization that has become very popular. One of the main characteristics of KHOROS is its flexibility, since it runs on standard machines, supports several standard data formats, uses a visual programming language, and has tools to help the users to build in and install their own programs. A set of new programs can be organized as a subsystem called a toolbox. We present MMach, a fast and comprehensive mathematical morphology toolbox for the KHOROS system dealing with 1-D and 2-D gray-scale and binary images. Each program that is applicable to gray-scale and binary images has specialized algorithms for each of these data types, and these algorithms are chosen automatically according to the input data. Several examples illustrate applications of the toolbox in image analysis. © 1998 SPIE and IS&T.

© 1998 SPIE and IS&T

Citation

Junior Barrera ; Gerald Jean Francis Banon ; Roberto de Alencar Lotufo and Roberta Hirata, Jr.
"MMach: a mathematical morphology toolbox for the KHOROS system", J. Electron. Imaging. 7(1), 174-210 (Jan 01, 1998). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.482637


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