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An Improved Connected Component Labeling by Recursive Label Propagation

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This paper describes a novel approach to the connected component labeling problem, derived from two fast labeling algorithms, Wu et al. and Park et al. The authors propose a method that improves over existing divide and conquer methods. They propose two new methods - First, hierarchical (coarse to fine) label propagation from various sub images. Second, the recursive boundary labeling method is only one neighbor based and thus is 4-6 times faster than the conventional 8 neighborhood scan. They study the theoretical labeling performance and speedup.

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