Morphological operators for image and video compression
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This paper deals with the use of some morphological tools for image and video coding. Mathematical morphology can be considered as a shape-oriented approach to signal processing, and some of its features make it very useful for compression. Rather than describing a coding algorithm, the purpose of this paper is to describe some morphological tools that have proved attractive for compression. Four sets of morphological transformations are presented: connected operators, the region-growing version of the watershed, the geodesic skeleton, and a morphological interpolation technique. The authors discuss their implementation, and show how they can be used for image and video segmentation, contour coding, and texture coding.
CitationSalembier, P., Brigger, P., Casas, J., Pardas, M. Morphological operators for image and video compression. "IEEE transactions on image processing", Juny 1996, vol. 5, núm. 6, p. 881-898.