Thinning is an iterative object reduction technique for extracting medial curves from binary objects. During a thinning process, some border points that satisfy certain topological and geometric constraints are deleted in iteration steps. Parallel thinning algorithms are composed of parallel reduction operators that delete a set of object points simultaneously. This article presents 21 parallel thinning algorithms for (8,4) binary pictures that are derived from the sufficient conditions for topology preservation accommodated to the three parallel thinning approaches. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

%B INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMAGING SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY %I Wiley Periodicals, Inc. %V 21 %P 37 - 44 %8 Feb 2011 %@ 0899-9457 %G eng %N 1 %9 Journal article %! INT J IMAG SYST TECH %R 10.1002/ima.20272