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A position-independent image complexity selector (PICSEL) for enhanced visualization and intuitive object detection in images
Author(s): Troy McKay; Herb Hirsch
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Paper Abstract

The PICSEL algorithm applies compact and fast-executing algorithms to create a “virtual terrain” in an image. It visually alters image areas so image analysts may intuitively locate, sort, classify, and identify objects, targets, or areas of interest. It also discriminates between areas which may be lossy-compressed or losslessly-compressed, thus improving image compression effectiveness. We first describe the goals, benefits, and challenges of PICSEL’s virtual terrain rendering. Then we apply it to some images to demonstrate and explain its behavior. We also discuss anticipated optimization and normalization techniques - the enhancements that will improve the PICSEL technique in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8747, Geospatial InfoFusion III, 87470F (23 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2016557
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Troy McKay, CACI International, Inc. (United States)
Herb Hirsch, Hirsch Engineering and Communications, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8747:
Geospatial InfoFusion III
Matthew F. Pellechia; Richard J. Sorensen; Kannappan Palaniappan, Editor(s)

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