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Reconstruction algorithm for error diffused halftones using binary permutation filters
Author(s): Yeong-Taeg Kim; Gonzalo R. Arce
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an inverse halftoning algorithm to reconstruct a continuous-tone image given its error diffused halftone. We develop a modular class of non-linear filters, denoted as a class of binary permutation filters, which can reconstruct the continuous-tone information preserving image details and edges which provide important visual cues. The proposed non- linear reconstruction algorithm is based on the space-rank ordering of the halftone samples, which is provided by the multiset permutation of the `on' pixels in a halftone observation window. By varying the space-rank order information utilized in the estimate, for a given window size, we obtain a wide range of filters. A constrained LMS type algorithm is employed to design optimal reconstruction filters which minimize the reconstruction mean squared error. We present simulations showing that the proposed class of filters is modular, robust to image source characteristics, and that the results produce high visual quality image reconstruction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2308, Visual Communications and Image Processing '94, (16 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185970
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Yeong-Taeg Kim, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (United States)
Gonzalo R. Arce, Univ. of Delaware (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2308:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '94
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Editor(s)

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