Efficient removal of impulse noise from digital images
ABSTRACT A new impulse noise removal technique is presented to restore digital images corrupted by impulse noise. The algorithm is based on fuzzy impulse detection technique, which can remove impulse noise efficiently from highly corrupted images while preserving image details. Extensive experimental results show that the proposed technique performs significantly better than many existing state-of-the-art algorithms. Due to its low complexity, the proposed algorithm is very suitable for hardware implementation. Therefore, it can be used to remove impulse noise in many consumer electronics products such as digital cameras and digital television (DTV) for its performance and simplicity.
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ABSTRACT: Developed in this paper is a new approach that augments a fuzzy classifier to determine whether or not the operating pixel, centered in the sliding window, should be involved with the impulse noise filtering process. Owing to the inclusion of the fuzzy K-nearest neighbor (K-NN) scheme, any central operating pixel that is not noise corrupted can be effectively detected and then left unchanged. Thus, the unnecessary pixel replacement can be avoided and the details and signal structure of the image will be best retained. If the center point is found to be noise corrupted, the proposed classifier-augmented median filter facilitates the filtering action only on a subset of pixels, which are not noise contaminated in the window. Due to this impulse pixel exclusion, the biased estimation caused from impulses can be eliminated and, thus, obtains a better estimation of the center pixel. Experimental results showed that this new approach largely outperformed several existing schemes for image noise removal.IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement 05/2004; · 1.36 Impact Factor
Conference Proceeding: Weighted fuzzy mean filters for heavy-tailed noise removal[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: A new fuzzy filter, called weighted fuzzy mean (WFM) filter is proposed and analyzed in this paper. The WFM filter is powerful for removing heavy additive impulse noises from images. By the filtering of each WFM filter, the filtered output signal is the mean value of the corrupted signals in a sample matrix, and these signals are weighted respectively by a membership grade of an associated fuzzy number stored in a knowledge base. The knowledge base contains a set of fuzzy numbers decided by experts or derived from the histogram of referred image. When the probability of occurrence of mixed impulse noises is over 0.3, the WFM filter can recover the noise-corrupted image quite well in contrast with the conventional filters, for examples, the median filters, nonlinear mean filters, RCRS, WOS, CWM, and stack filters, based on the mean absolute error (MAE) and mean square error (MSE) criteria. Besides, on the subjective evaluation of filtered images, the WFM filter results in a higher quality of global restorationProceedings of ISUMA - NAFIPS '95 The Third International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis and Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society; 10/1995
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ABSTRACT: A new operator is presented which adopts a fuzzy logic approach for the enhancement of images corrupted by impulse noise. The proposed operator is based on two-step fuzzy reasoning, and it is able to perform a very strong noise cancellation while preserving image details very well. The new fuzzy filter is favorably compared with other nonlinear operators in the literature.IEEE Signal Processing Letters 07/1996; · 1.67 Impact Factor