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Image de-noising based on weight improved non-local means filtering algorithm
Author(s): Chen-long Guo; Yu Tian; Wang Wei; Haiyan Zheng
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Paper Abstract

An improved non-local means filter algorithm is proposed. The common NLM algorithm only considers the Euclidean distance between pixel values as the calculation standard of weights, neglects the spatial position relationship of pixels and the similarity of texture details between image blocks, which results in the distortion of image structure after filtering, and the edge information is missing. To solve this problem, the author uses the spatial position of pixels in the image to improve the Euclidean distance. At the same time, the structural similarity index measurement (SSIM) is used to measure the similarity of neighbourhood image blocks to obtain the similarity weight, using this weight, the Euclidean distance of the image block is weighted again to reduce the weight of image blocks with low structural similarity. At the same time, the weight of the image blocks with high structural similarity is increased to achieve the ability to maintain the edge information. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm effectively maintains the edge and detail of the image, and is superior to the conventional NLM algorithm in terms of PSNR and SSIM indicators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 2018
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10836, 2018 International Conference on Image and Video Processing, and Artificial Intelligence, 108360U (29 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2514800
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Chen-long Guo, Science and Technology on Electro-optic Control Lab. (China)
Luoyang Institute of Electro-Optical Equipment (China)
Yu Tian, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Wang Wei, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Haiyan Zheng, Shanghai Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10836:
2018 International Conference on Image and Video Processing, and Artificial Intelligence
Ruidan Su, Editor(s)

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