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Digital halftoning and iterative neural algorithms
Author(s): Thomas Tuttass; Olof Bryngdahl
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Paper Abstract

The application of security technology ranges from production control over supervision of special areas or objects to pattern recognition. In a lot of cases the security system deals as a preprocessor and its output should help the human visual system to detect important information. The output of hardcopy devices like printers or fax-machines is often restricted to quantized levels, so that a quantization process has to be executed. We present several attempts to perform this by the use of neural structures. The ability of layer networks and their learning algorithms lead to feedback networks. Our examination analyses the relationship between the theory of the feedback networks (especially the Hopfield net and the bidirectional associative memory net) and the iterative algorithms used in digital halftoning. This analysis allows a better understanding of the methods for digital halftoning and shows how they can benefit from each other.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2093, Substance Identification Analytics, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172492
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Thomas Tuttass, Univ. Essen (Germany)
Olof Bryngdahl, Univ. Essen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2093:
Substance Identification Analytics
James L. Flanagan; Richard J. Mammone; Albert E. Brandenstein; Edward Roy Pike M.D.; Stelios C. A. Thomopoulos; Marie-Paule Boyer; H. K. Huang; Osman M. Ratib, Editor(s)

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