1 December 1993 G-neighbors
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Proceedings Volume 2060, Vision Geometry II; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.165007
Event: Optical Tools for Manufacturing and Advanced Automation, 1993, Boston, MA, United States
Image processing often involves operations using `neighbor' pixels. This paper combines the usual definition of 4 or 8 connected neighbors with image information to produce local neighbor definitions that are signal dependent. These generalized neighbors, G-neighbors, can be used for a variety of image processing tasks. The paper examines their use for detail preserving smoothing and morphology. The simple/local nature of G-neighbor definitions make them ideal for implementation on low-level pixel parallel hardware. A near real-time parallel implementation of the G-neighbor computation, including G-neighbor-based detail preserving smoothing and G-neighbor morphology, is discussed. The paper also provides a qualitative comparison of G-neighbor-based algorithms to previous work.
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Terrance E. Boult, Robert A. Melter, Frank Skorina, Ivan Stojmenovic, "G-neighbors", Proc. SPIE 2060, Vision Geometry II, (1 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165007; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.165007

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