Transactions of the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 715 - 717
The connectivity weighted Hough transform is a useful method for detecting well-connected short lines without generating false lines yet requires extensive computation. This letter describes a method that reduces the computation of the connectivity weighted Hough transform by removing unnecessary weight calculations using the gradient angles of feature points. In simulations with synthetic images and experiments with liquid crystal display panel images, the proposed method showed significantly improved speed without compromising detectability.