11 July 1985 System Design For Local Neighborhood Processing
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Proceedings Volume 0534, Architectures and Algorithms for Digital Image Processing II; (1985) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.946563
Event: 1985 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1985, Los Angeles, United States
A class of processors which perform local neighborhood or cellular operations has well-documented applications in image processing. The architectural feature which unites these processors is their use of special-purpose hardware to compute image transformations based both on the values and on the spatial relationship of pixels in the input image. Typical operations include 3 x 3 convolution and mathematical morphology. Processing elements which compute cellular operations have been incorporated in a variety of system architectures. These range from single-processor, recirculating buffer systems to systems which have thousands of processors in a four-way interconnected mesh. Another feature which unites these processors is that they operate on images in the iconic domain. A new class of non-iconic processor is introduced here which uses image encoding schemes to reduce the number of operations required for certain classes of operations by between one and two orders of magnitude.
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Patrick F. Leonard, Trevor N. Mudge, "System Design For Local Neighborhood Processing", Proc. SPIE 0534, Architectures and Algorithms for Digital Image Processing II, (11 July 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946563; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.946563

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