On Morphological Openings and Closings of Signals in Shaped Noise
Sidiropoulos, N D
Baras, John, S.
Date: October 22 - October 25, 1995
In recent work, we have shown that morphological Openings and closingS can be viewed as consistent MAP estimators of morphologically Smooth binary image signals immersed in i.i.d. union (clutter) noise, or suffering from i.i.d. random dropouts. We revisit this viewpoint under a different set of assumptions, which allows the explicit incorporation of geometric and morphological constraints into the noise model, i.e., the noise may now exhibit geometric Structure; surprisingly, it turns out that this affects neither the optimality nor the consistency of these filters.