Generalized morphological operators applied to map-analysis

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The concept of strictness of morphological operators is discussed, and it is shown that the ordinary morphological operators have extreme strictness which leads to sensitivity to noise and digital artifacts. Based on this observation new morphological operators that generalize the ordinary morphological operators, are defined. The generalized operators have controllable strictness and so excessive erosion and dilation may be prevented. Some properties of the generalized morphological operators are discussed, and it is shown that they may have a linear filtering interpretation. The paper concludes with some preliminary examples demonstrating the advantages of the generalized morphological operators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Structural and Syntactical Pattern Recognition - 6th International Workshop, SSPR 1996, Proceedings
EditorsPetra Perner, Patrick Wang, Azriel Rosenfeld
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540615776, 9783540615774
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
Event6th International Workshop on Structural and Syntactical Pattern Recognition, SSPR 1996 - Leipzig, Germany
Duration: 20 Aug 199623 Aug 1996

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference6th International Workshop on Structural and Syntactical Pattern Recognition, SSPR 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)


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