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Morphological Image Processing

  • Jürgen BeyererEmail author
  • Fernando Puente León
  • Christian Frese


Morphological methods used in the algebra of sets can be used for morphological image processing. They were introduced by Matheron and Serra under the term ‘Mathematical Morphology’ [12, 16, 17]. Here, image signals are considered to be point sets and morphological filters are operations manipulating these sets.


Binary Image Mathematical Morphology Morphological Operation Inclusion Relation Morphological Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Beyerer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fernando Puente León
    • 2
  • Christian Frese
    • 3
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung and The Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und BildauswertungKarlsruheGermany

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