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Issue No.01 - January (2004 vol.26)
pp: 19-29
ABSTRACT
<p><b>Abstract</b>—The image foresting transform (IFT) is a graph-based approach to the design of image processing operators based on connectivity. It naturally leads to correct and efficient implementations and to a better understanding of how different operators relate to each other. We give here a precise definition of the IFT, and a procedure to compute it—a generalization of Dijkstra's algorithm—with a proof of correctness. We also discuss implementation issues and illustrate the use of the IFT in a few applications.</p>
INDEX TERMS
Dijkstra's algorithm, shortest-path problems, image segmentation, image analysis, regional minima, watershed transform, morphological reconstruction, boundary tracking, distance transforms, and multiscale skeletonization.
CITATION
Jorge Stolfi, Alexandre X. Falc?, "The Image Foresting Transform: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, vol.26, no. 1, pp. 19-29, January 2004, doi:10.1109/TPAMI.2004.10012
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