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Information, entropy, and fidelity in visual communication
Author(s): Friedrich O. Huck; Carl L. Fales; Rachel Alter-Gartenberg; Zia-ur Rahman
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an assessment of visual communication that integrates the critical limiting factors of image gathering an display with the digital processing that is used to code and restore images. The approach focuses on two mathematical criteria, information and fidelity, and on their relationships to the entropy of the encoded data and to the visual quality of the restored image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1705, Visual Information Processing, (1 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138451
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Friedrich O. Huck, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Carl L. Fales, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Rachel Alter-Gartenberg, Old Dominion Univ. (United States)
Zia-ur Rahman, Science and Technology Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1705:
Visual Information Processing
Friedrich O. Huck; Richard D. Juday, Editor(s)

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