A Parallel Mechanism for Detecting Curves in Pictures

Philip M. Merlin, David J. Farber

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In Hough [1], Duda and Hart [2], and Griffith [3] procedures were proposed for detecting lines in pictures and in [2] Duda and Hart extended their method for more general algebraic curve fitting. This correspondence shows how this method can be used to detect any given curve in a specific orientation. The procedure presented here can be easily implemented and can be efficiently implemented in a parallel machine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-98
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Computers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1975 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Curve detection
  • curve fitting
  • parallel machine
  • parameter space
  • picture processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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