04322716 is referenced by 23 patents and cites 30 patents.

A system is disclosed for analyzing 3-dimensional as well as 2-dimensional images represented by digital electrical signals corresponding to a matrix of points constituting the image. The 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional portions of the system each include a serial chain of neighborhood transformation stages which are individually programmable from a central programming source to selectively alter the pattern analysis in each of the transformation stages. Through a series of dilation/erosion transformations, the original image matrix is transformed in such manner as to locate the position and/or identify the shape of particular objects contained in the original image. A unique transformation which is particularly useful in analyzing multivalued 3-dimensional image data is disclosed.

Title
Method and apparatus for pattern recognition and detection
Application Number
742127
Publication Number
4322716
Application Date
September 10, 1979
Publication Date
March 30, 1982
Inventor
Stanley R Sternberg
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Agent
Krass Young & Schivley
Assignee
Environmental Research Institute of Michigan
MI, US
IPC
G06F 15/20
G06K 9/00
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