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Feature Extraction Using Median Filtering Technique
Author(s): Chetlur S. Sridhar; G. Devarajan; V. K. Aatre
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Paper Abstract

Two dimensional Median filtering has been used in picture processing for improved noise performance. Salt and pepper noise and spikes have been successfully removed using median filters. In this work the application of median filtering for finding hidden contours in an image is presented. The principle used is to obtain the correlation of pixels in a line of the image after passage through a median filter of suitable window width and determine the trend changes exhibited by this. Since those samples which show trend changeover are not passed by the median filter the output correlation must indicate changes whenever the part of the image exhibits trend changeover. This is most likely to occur when there are hidden contours in the image. The study also includes comparison of the DFTs of the image lines after passage through the median filter (standard scanning is assumed and the image intensity is available in a digitized form) with the original. This experiment also shows interesting results. It is shown that a theoretical basis can be established for this performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0768, Pattern Recognition and Acoustical Imaging, (10 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940290
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Chetlur S. Sridhar, Cochin University of Science and Technology (India)
G. Devarajan, Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (India)
V. K. Aatre, Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0768:
Pattern Recognition and Acoustical Imaging
Leonard A. Ferrari, Editor(s)

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