, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 134-148

Powerful Parallel and Symmetric 3D Thinning Schemes Based on Critical Kernels

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Abstract

The main contribution of the present article consists of new 3D parallel and symmetric thinning schemes which have the following qualities:

  • They are effective and sound, in the sense that they are guaranteed to preserve topology. This guarantee is obtained thanks to a theorem on critical kernels;

  • They are powerful, in the sense that they remove more points, in one iteration, than any other symmetric parallel thinning scheme;

  • They are versatile, as conditions for the preservation of geometrical features (e.g., curve extremities or surface borders) are independent of those accounting for topology preservation;

  • They are efficient: we provide in this article a small set of masks, acting in the grid ℤ3, that is sufficient, in addition to the classical simple point test, to straightforwardly implement them.

  • This work has been partially supported by the “ANR-2010-BLAN-0205 KIDICO” project.