A fast algorithm for reconstructing hv-convex 8-connected but not 4-connected discrete sets

Péter Balázs, Emese Balogh, Attila Kuba

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One important class of discrete sets where the reconstruction from two given projections can be solved in polynomial time is the class of hv-convex 8-connected sets. The worst case complexity of the fastest algorithm known so far for solving the problem is of O(mn· min{m2,n2}) [2]. However, as it is shown, in the case of 8-connected but not 4-connected sets we can give an algorithm with worst case complexity of O(mn·min{m,n}) by identifying the so-called S4-components of the discrete set. Experimental results are also presented in order to investigate the average execution time of our algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-397
Number of pages10
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2003



  • Convex and connected discrete set
  • Discrete tomography
  • Reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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