### Abstract

A parallel algorithm is proposed for fast image labeling on mesh-connected computers using only local operators on image pixels. The algorithm requires O(kn^{1/k}) bits of memory per processor and takes O(kn) time, for any integer k in the range [1, log n]. Bit-serial communication can be used among processors without affecting the asymptotic time complexity of the algorithm. The algorithm has a very small constant factor for the computation time, which makes it superior to previous mesh-computer labeling algorithms for most practical image sizes (e.g., up to 4096 × 4096 images). The algorithm is based on the use of stacks, which can be easily realized by using very fast shift registers within each PE. When k is a constant, the algorithm takes O(n) time and uses Θ(n^{1/k}) bits of memory per processor, which is quite small for most practical applications.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 32-39 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Journal | Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing |

Volume | 3 |

Publication status | Published - 1 Dec 1989 |

Externally published | Yes |

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### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Hardware and Architecture

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*Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing*,

*3*, 32-39.