Vol. 4 (1995):
Abstracts of Papers
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- Tuzikov A.V., Zalesskii P.A.:
Morphological operations on complete lattices and their symmetries.
MGV vol. 4, nos. 1/2, 1995, pp. 3-28.
We consider mathematical morphology transformations on complete
lattices. The problem of symmetry preservation under morphological
transformations is investigated. We introduce also an approach of
generating so called G-transformations which are invariant to a group
of lattice automorphisms G. These transformations preserve symmetries
of the original image (lattice element) belonging to the group G.
Such transformations as skeleton, hit-or-miss, thickening, thinning are
Key words: mathematical morphology, complete lattice,
invariant transformation, symmetry.
- Chmielewski L.:
A note on merging line segments with the search space reduced by a condition based on an ordering.
MGV vol. 4, nos. 1/2, 1995, pp. 29-38.
The problem of merging line segments into more meaningful,
longer segments involves deciding which segments to merge. The full
solution space would be searched if each segment were checked with each
other one for possible match. The entire process should be repeated if
segments merged in a previous step were many.
For some types of segments, such an ordering relation can
be found that only for the segments which are close to each other in this
order the merging is probable. The condition of closeness in the order
can be used to significantly reduce the search space.
This simple observation is independent of the segment type and of
the form of a sufficient condition for merging.
Examples of merging linear segments are presented.
Key words: merging, search space reduction, line segments.
- Boult T., Melter R. A., Skorina F., Stojmenovic I.:
Applications of G-neighbors to image processing and morphology.
MGV vol. 4, nos. 1/2, 1995, pp. 39-58.
Image processing often involves operations using pixel
"neighborhoods". This paper combines the usual definition of 4 or 8
connected neighbors with image information to produce local neighbor
definitions that are signal dependent. These generalized neighbors,
G-neighbors, can be used in a variety of image processing tasks. The
paper examines their use in detail preserving smoothing and morphology.
The simple/local nature of G-neighbor definitions make them ideal for
implementation on low-level pixel parallel hardware. A near real-time
parallel implementation of the G-neighbor computation, including
G-neighbor-based detail preserving smoothing and G-neighbor morphology,
is discussed. The paper includes a qualitative comparison of
G-neighbor-based algorithms to previous work.
- Palenichka R., Klette R., Koschan A., Kuchynsky T.:
A fast algorithm for edge structure detection in monochrome and color images.
MGV vol. 4, nos. 1/2, 1995, pp. 59-77.
A new hierarchical algorithm for robust edge structure detection in
monochrome and color images is proposed. This edge detector is based on
the estimation procedure for edge (or no-edge) probability, thus
allowing an explicit accuracy control during the edge detection. The
necessary calculations are organized in computation saving manner by
using the principle of spatial recursion.
Key words: image modeling, mathematical morphology,
edge detection, image filtering, feature extraction, spatial recursion.
- Kopp M., Purgathofer W.:
Efficient 3*3 median filter computations.
MGV vol. 4, nos. 1/2, 1995, pp. 79-82.
This paper presents an efficient algorithm for median filtering with a
3*3 filter kernel with only about 9 comparisons per pixel using spatial
coherence between neighbouring filter computations. The basic algorithm
calculates two medians in one step and reuses sorted slices of three
vertical neighbouring pixels. An extension of this algorithm for 2D
spatial coherence is also examined, which calculates four medians per
step. Even though theoretical results would yield 5% performance
increase compared to the basic algorithm, experimental results showed
less significant increase or even worse performance dependent on the
Key words: image processing, filtering, 3*3 median kernel,
- Klopotek M.A.:
Distribution of degrees of freedom over structure and motion of rigid bodies.
MGV vol. 4, nos. 1/2, 1995, pp. 83-100.
This paper is concerned with recovery of motion and structure parameters
from multiframes under orthogonal projection when only points are traced.
The main question is how many points and/or how many frames are necessary for
the task. It is demonstrated that 3 frames and 3 points are the absolute
minimum. Closed-form solution is presented. Furthermore, it is shown that the
task may be linearized if either four points or four frames are available.
It is demonstrated that no increase in the number of points may lead to
recovery of structure and motion parameters from two frames only. It is shown
that instead the increase in the number of points may support the task of
tracing the points from frame to frame.
- Ignatiev V.M., Abusova I.V.:
Quality evaluation of pictures in composite displays.
MGV vol. 4, nos. 1/2, 1995, pp. 101-108.
In the article the authors have discussed problems of
video-data loss evaluation in display with screens being composed
of separate fragments, each of which is synthesized with an
individual cathode-ray tube. There is a classification of the
factors distorting primary given forms and causing the data loss
in an interfragment space. The main mathematical relations,
making it possible to calculate these losses, have been deduced.
Based on theoretical investigations test tables for evaluation of
quality of compatibility of separate fragments into an integral
picture have been proposed.
Key words: display, large-size screen, resolution.
- Hall T.:
Issues in the use of computer visualisation by planning agencies.
MGV vol. 4, nos. 1/2, 1995, pp. 109-122.
Computer visualisation has a still largely unrealised potential for enabling
planning agencies and the public to evaluate the visual impact of proposed
development. Its advantages arise not only from its ability to produce
realistic images but also from its ability to assist negotiations between the
parties through the interactive manipulation of these images. The author has
tested this assertion by visualising a number of real life examples dealt
with by selected British planning authorities and assessing the impact on the
decision making process. The results point to the conclusion that the utility
of visualisation turns on its acceptance by all parties to the negotiations.
When this achieved, issues such as the level of realism to be employed and
the degree of objectivity to be accorded to the images can also be resolved
in relation to the cost of achieving them.
- Michelitsch T., Michelitsch M.:
A Mandelbrot set of the transcendental mapping c*cos z
with special initial conditions.
MGV vol. 4, nos. 1/2, 1995, pp. 125-130.
A Mandelbrot set of a transcendental map with other than the "usual" initial
condition, i. e. z0 = 0, exhibits in the vicinity of its boundary
surprizing structures. Many of them seem to have similar structures as the
corresponding Julia sets generated by c-parameters from
corresponding inner areas from both the "standard" Mandelbrot
set and the "transcendental" one.
Key words: Mandelbrot set, Julia set, transcendental mappings,
complex variables, initial conditions, computer experiments, fractals.
- Mursajew A.H., Olech B., Soldek J.:
Implementation of a new coding scheme for ray tracing subdivision algorithms.
MGV vol. 4, nos. 3/4, 1995, pp. 137-149.
An effective approach to accelerate calculations while ray-tracing is
to decrease the voxels' size. But this causes an increase in the voxels
amount and requires a huge memory to store the specification of a
concrete scene. To overcome this contradiction it is necessary to
organize a fast access to the objects included in a voxel and to limit
the amount of voxels that are to be stored and analyzed. A compact
scene representation in the form of bit arrays with hierarchical
organization of data access has been introduced as a tool for the new
coding scheme to solve the problem in question. Each bit of these
tables is associated with the property (emptiness/nonemptiness) of
certain subspace. This particular feature was the base for a hardware
module, convenient but not indispensable, that enables the data-access
time to be decreased to a negligible value at considerable memory
Key words: computer graphics, space subdivision,
hierarchy traversal, hardware ray-tracing.
- Kolingerova I.:
Detection of mutual position of a point and a convex polygon in E^2.
MGV vol. 4, nos. 3/4, 1995, pp. 151-160.
The paper deals with algorithms for point-in-convex-polygon problem
solution. It tries to find some compromise between effective, but
difficult to implement methods and easy, but slow ones. Both well-known
and new accelerating techniques are presented and results of their
testing and comparison are given.
Key words: convex polygon, point, accelerating techniques,
- Bartkowiak A., Szustalewicz A.:
The augmented biplot and some examples of its use.
MGV vol. 4, nos. 3/4, 1995, pp. 161-185.
Biplot is an explorative method of data analysis permitting to
represent graphically, usually in a plane, the interrelations among
points-variables and points-individuals located in a multivariate
space. This is done by making projections from the multivariate space
onto two- or three-dimensional subspaces. The crucial issue is: to what
extend the projections in the lower dimension subspaces reflect the
true relations of points-variables and points-individuals in the full
data space? It happens that sometimes the representation given by the
biplot is a good one, however sometimes it is a bad one and certainly
We show exactly wherefrom (i.e. from which theorems) some inferential
properties of a biplot can be deduced and under which circumstances the
relations visualized in the biplot are trustworthy.
We propose to construct the biplot in an extended mode which permits to
judge the adequacy of the two-dimensional approximation visualized by
the classical biplot. We call the biplot drawn in the extended mode
the it augmented biplot.
Several real data examples illustrate the use of the augmented biplot
and the broadness and diversity of problems which can be elucidated
relatively simply by use of the elaborated technique.
Key words: data matrix, exploratory data analysis,
reduction of dimensionality, graphical representation of multivariate points
and interrelations from multivariate space.
- Klopotek M.A.:
Rigid body structure and motion from two-frame point-correspondences
under perspective projection.
MGV vol. 4, nos. 3/4, 1995, pp. 187-202.
This paper is concerned with possibility of recovery of motion and
structure parameters from multiframes under perspective projection when
only points on a rigid body are traced. Free (unrestricted and
uncontrolled) pattern of motion between frames is assumed. The major
question is how many points and/or how many frames are necessary for
the task. It has been shown in an earlier paper, that for orthogonal
projection two frames are insufficient for the task. The paper
demonstrates that under perspective projection total uncertainty about
relative position of focal point versus projection plane makes the
recovery of structure and motion from two frames impossible.
- Kulikowski J.L.:
Fast algorithms of linear discrete image filtering.
MGV vol. 4, nos. 3/4, 1995, pp. 203-211.
The paper describes a concept of linear image filtering algorithm
minimizing the number of needed time-consuming arithmetic operations.
Due to the symmetry of linear convolution kernels as well as to the
fact that certain pixel-values are used several times within the
filtering process, the number of operations can be reduced from 3 to 7
times by preliminary calculation and storage of needed transitional
results. The method can be extended on 3D images filtering.
Key words: computer-aided image processing,
discrete linear filters, computing complexity.
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