Computer Engineering Paper Giovanni Anelli, Alberto Broggi, and Giulio Destri, Toward the Optimal Decomposition of Arbitrarily Shaped Structuring Elements by means of a Genetic Approach, In P. Maragos, R. W. Schafer, and M. A. Butt, editors, Mathematical Morphology and its Application to Image and Signal Processing, pages 227-234, Boston, May 11-13 1996. Kluwer Academic Publishers,
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The decomposition of a binary morphological structuring element is a well-known problem that has often been addresses in the literature. This work present a new approach based on an Evolution Program: using an iterative stochastic technique, it allows to determine the optimal decomposition of an arbitrarily shaped binary morphological structuring element into the shortest chain of elementary factors chosen from a given set.

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