@inproceedings{15dd2ec9d22145dab2b01164978717dc,

title = "A general algorithm for computing distance transforms in linear time",

abstract = "A new general algorithm fur computing distance transforms of digital images is presented. The algorithm consists of two phases. Both phases consist of two scans, a forward and a backward scan. The first phase scans the image column-wise, while the second phase scans the image row-wise. Since the computation per row (column) is independent of the computation of other rows (columns), the algorithm can be easily parallelized on shared memory computers. The algorithm can be used for the computation of the exact Euclidean, manhattan (L-1 norm), and chessboard distance (L-infinity norm) transforms.",

keywords = "distance transforms, row-column factorization, parallelization, IMAGES",

author = "A. Meijster and J.B.T.M. Roerdink and W.H. Hesselink",

note = "Relation: http://www.rug.nl/informatica/onderzoek/bernoulli Rights: University of Groningen, Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science; 5th International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology (ISMM) ; Conference date: 26-06-2000 Through 29-06-2000",

year = "2000",

language = "English",

isbn = "0-7923-7862-8",

series = "COMPUTATIONAL IMAGING AND VISION",

publisher = "University of Groningen, Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science",

pages = "331--340",

editor = "J Goutsias and L Vincent and DS Bloomberg",

booktitle = "MATHEMATICAL MORPHOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO IMAGE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING",

}