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Block rotation: implementation and applications
Author(s): Omid Fatemi; Sethuraman Panchanathan
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Paper Abstract

Visual media processing is becoming increasingly important because of the wide variety of image and video based applications. Block rotation is an important operation in different image/video processing tasks such as graphics, fractal processing, pattern matching and image registration. Remote sensing, medical imaging, computer vision, computer graphics, and video coding are typical applications of digital image rotation. However, a hardware implementation of the block rotation algorithm has not been realized and software implementation is slow. Hence, they are not suitable for real- time execution. In this paper, we propose a novel method for block rotation, which is fast and suitable for hardware implementation. The algorithm employs area based interpolation. Experimental results have shown the performance enhancement compared to classical interpolation algorithms at a similar level of complexity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3166, Parallel and Distributed Methods for Image Processing, (19 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.285557
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Omid Fatemi, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Sethuraman Panchanathan, Univ. of Ottawa (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3166:
Parallel and Distributed Methods for Image Processing
Hongchi Shi; Patrick C. Coffield, Editor(s)

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