9 January 1984 A Sequential Thinning Algorithm For Image Skeletonization
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A sequential thinning algorithm is presented, which maintains connectivity within a 3-by-3 window to produce a pixel-thin skeleton from a connected, unevenly thick skeleton. The algorithm can be readily adapted for either 4-neighbor or 8-neighbor connectedness to aid the shape extraction of an object in a complex scene. The algorithm includes an efficient test for connectivity thereby minimizing processing time.
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Chung Chang Lee, Chung Chang Lee, } "A Sequential Thinning Algorithm For Image Skeletonization", Proc. SPIE 0432, Applications of Digital Image Processing VI, (9 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936680; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936680
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