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Optical Engineering

Impulse noise removal with gradient adaptive neighborhoods
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Paper Abstract

A new effective algorithm of impulse noise suppression is proposed. Conventional filtering schemes usually utilize a fixed shape for the moving window, such as a rectangle or circle. In contrast, the proposed algorithm exploits a signal-dependent shape for the moving window. We suggest a simple adaptive algorithm of impulse noise detection in monochrome images that takes into account the size of signal gradient neighborhoods and image statistics. Experimental results show superior performance of the proposed algorithm compared to that of conventional algorithms in terms of both subjective and objective criteria.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 45(6) 067003 doi: 10.1117/1.2213972
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 45, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Mikhail G. Mozerov, Institute of Information Transmission Problems (Russia)
Vitaly I. Kober, Ctr. de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (United States)

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