A shrinking technique is described for the segmentation of a 2D complex object, represented by a binary array, into compact subobjects. A novel feature of the technique is that it uses the distance values on the skeleton of the object to estimate the number of shrinking steps needed in order to decompose the object. © 1985.
Phillips, T. H. (1985). A shrinking technique for complex object decomposition. Pattern Recognition Letters, 3(4), 271–277. https://doi.org/10.1016/0167-8655(85)90007-8