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Quality evaluation of blurred and noisy images through local entropy histograms
Author(s): S. Gabarda; G. Cristóbal
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Paper Abstract

Entropy as a measure of information and uncertainty can be calculated in a pixel basis through the use of a spatial/spatial-frequency distribution. A normalized windowed pseudo-Wigner distribution (PWD) and the generalized Renyi entropy have been selected to define locally pixel-wise entropy. The PWD has been calculated in a 1-D window basis, adding directionality to the analysis and allowing in such way an anisotropic image evaluation. By means of this, a value of entropy can be assigned to each pixel of the image and therefore a histogram of these entropy values can be obtained. Statistical parameters of such entropy distribution have been derived to define a new image quality metric that can be interpreted as measure associated to the anisotropy of images. The purpose of this paper is to show how such metric constitutes a useful tool to assess both the fidelity and quality of images. Experimental results have been presented for assessing different noisy and blurred images and for the quality evaluation of resolution enhanced images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6592, Bioengineered and Bioinspired Systems III, 659214 (22 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.721952
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S. Gabarda, CSIC (Spain)
G. Cristóbal, CSIC (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6592:
Bioengineered and Bioinspired Systems III
Paolo Arena; Ángel Rodríguez-Vázquez; Gustavo Liñán-Cembrano, Editor(s)

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