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Volume 27, Number 4, Page 367 (1983)
Image Processing/Pattern Recognition/Commu...
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Row-by-Row Dynamic Image Analysis of a Matrix of Scanned Points

by D. McAuley
A practical image analysis algorithm is described that incorporates features to permit it to carry out its analysis on a row-by-row basis, in contrast to a full image matrix basis. A significant storage saving is realized, since the total image to be scanned is substantially larger than that used by this method. The dynamic build-up of the image on a scan-by-scan or row-by-row basis is carried out by a series of connectivity, pivot, chain set-up, and chaining algorithms used in conjunction with a dynamic memory allocation strategy.
Related Subjects: Manufacturing; Microprocessor systems and applications