Elongatedness

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Elongatedness

In image processing, elongatedness for a region is the ratio between the length and width of the minimum bounding rectangle of the region. It is considered a feature of the region. It can be evaluated as the ratio between the area of the region to its thickness squared:

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where the maximum thickness, , of a holeless region is given by the number of times the region can be eroded before disappearing.[1]

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