Mathematical Morphology

  • Paul F. Whelan
  • Derek Molloy

Abstract

Mathematical morphology is a set-theoretic branch of nonlinear image processing and analysis that was initially developed by Matheron (1975). It deals with geometric structure within an image. In fact, the term morphology refers to the study of form and structure. Serra (1982), who describes the application of morphology to image analysis as the quantitative description of geometric structures, produced the first systematic treatment of the subject. Along with his colleagues at the Centre de Morphologie Mathematique in France, Serra is one of the main independent contributors to the development and growth of morphological techniques in image processing and analysis.

Keywords

Covariance Hull Vale 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul F. Whelan
    • 1
  • Derek Molloy
    • 1
  1. 1.Vision Systems Laboratory, School of Electronic EngineeringDublin City UniversityDublin 9Republic of Ireland

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