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Parallel thinning of binary pictures

Parallel thinning of binary pictures

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Sticklike figures can be obtained through the sequential application of a set of eight masks, each one applied in parallel. During the process, components neither disconnect nor vanish. Particular emphasis is given to the simplicity and speed of the algorithm when implemented on a parallel machine.

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