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The Use Of Human Visibility Functions In Segmentation Coding
Author(s): L. Van Eycken; B. Van Mellaert; P. Wambacq; A. Oosterlinck
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Paper Abstract

The use of human visibility functions in image coding serves two purposes. First of all, they indicate the importance of certain pixel values to the human observer. The compression scheme can use this knowledge and allow a larger error for irrelevant features, resulting in a higher compression ratio of the image without visual image quality degradation. The use of the visibility functions is demonstrated in segmentation coding schemes, since these schemes allow a local (in the space domain) modification of the compression parameters. Furthermore, properties resulting from the shape of the visibility function are hardwired into a segmentation compression scheme. The second purpose of thy, visibility functions lies is the evaluation of the compressed image. The functions can be incorporated into a quality measure, describing the visual difference between the original image and the compressed one. The results of some experiments in using the visibility functions are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1099, Advances in Image Compression and Automatic Target Recognition, (5 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960473
Show Author Affiliations
L. Van Eycken, ESAT/MI2 (Belgium)
B. Van Mellaert, ESAT/MI2 (Belgium)
P. Wambacq, ESAT/MI2 (Belgium)
A. Oosterlinck, ESAT/MI2 (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1099:
Advances in Image Compression and Automatic Target Recognition
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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