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HVS-based wavelet color image coding

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2001
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This work is an attempt of incorporating the latest advances in vision research and signal processing into the field of image coding. The scope of the dissertation is twofold. Firstly, it sets up a framework of the wavelet color image coder and makes optimizations of its performance. Secondly, it investigates the human vision models and implements human visual properties into the wavelet color image coder. A wavelet image coding framework consisting of image decomposition, coefficients quantization, data representation, and entropy coding is first set up, and then a couple of unsolved issues of wavelet image coding are studied and the consequent optimization schemes are presented and applied to the basic framework. These issues include the best wavelet bases selection, quantizer optimization, adaptive probability estimation in arithmetic coding, and the explicit transmission of significant map of wavelet data. Based on the established wavelet image coding framework, a human visual system (HVS) based adaptive color image coding scheme is proposed. Compared with the non-HVS-based coding methods, our method results in a superior performance without any cost of additional side information. As the rudiments of the proposed HVS-based coding scheme, the visual properties of the early stage of human vision are investigated first, especially the contrast sensitivity, the luminance adaptation, and the complicated simultaneous masking and crossed masking effects. To implement these visual properties into the wavelet image coding, the suitable estimation of local background luminance and contrast in the wavelet domain is also re-investigated. Based upon these prerequisite works, the effects of contrast sensitivity weighting and luminance adaptation are incorporated into our coding scheme. Furthermore, the mechanisms of all kinds of masking effects in color image, e.g., the self-masking, the neighbor masking, the crossbands masking, and the luminance-chrominance crossed-masking, are also studied and properly utilized into the coding scheme through an adaptive quantization scheme. Owing to elaborate arrangement and integration of the different parts of the perception based quantization scheme, the coefficient-dependent adaptive quantization step size can be losslessly restored during the decoding without any overhead of side information.
Title: HVS-based wavelet color image coding.
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Name(s): Guo, Linfeng.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Glenn, William E., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2001
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 167 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This work is an attempt of incorporating the latest advances in vision research and signal processing into the field of image coding. The scope of the dissertation is twofold. Firstly, it sets up a framework of the wavelet color image coder and makes optimizations of its performance. Secondly, it investigates the human vision models and implements human visual properties into the wavelet color image coder. A wavelet image coding framework consisting of image decomposition, coefficients quantization, data representation, and entropy coding is first set up, and then a couple of unsolved issues of wavelet image coding are studied and the consequent optimization schemes are presented and applied to the basic framework. These issues include the best wavelet bases selection, quantizer optimization, adaptive probability estimation in arithmetic coding, and the explicit transmission of significant map of wavelet data. Based on the established wavelet image coding framework, a human visual system (HVS) based adaptive color image coding scheme is proposed. Compared with the non-HVS-based coding methods, our method results in a superior performance without any cost of additional side information. As the rudiments of the proposed HVS-based coding scheme, the visual properties of the early stage of human vision are investigated first, especially the contrast sensitivity, the luminance adaptation, and the complicated simultaneous masking and crossed masking effects. To implement these visual properties into the wavelet image coding, the suitable estimation of local background luminance and contrast in the wavelet domain is also re-investigated. Based upon these prerequisite works, the effects of contrast sensitivity weighting and luminance adaptation are incorporated into our coding scheme. Furthermore, the mechanisms of all kinds of masking effects in color image, e.g., the self-masking, the neighbor masking, the crossbands masking, and the luminance-chrominance crossed-masking, are also studied and properly utilized into the coding scheme through an adaptive quantization scheme. Owing to elaborate arrangement and integration of the different parts of the perception based quantization scheme, the coefficient-dependent adaptive quantization step size can be losslessly restored during the decoding without any overhead of side information.
Identifier: 9780493099361 (isbn), 11941 (digitool), FADT11941 (IID), fau:8860 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2001.
Subject(s): Wavelets (Mathematics)
Image processing--Digital techniques
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