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Improved Distortion Measures for Image Vector Quantization

Makur, Anamitra (1991) Improved Distortion Measures for Image Vector Quantization. In: 1991 IEEE Region 10 International Conference on EC3-Energy, Computer, Communication and Control Systems. TENCON '91, 28-30 August, New Delhi,India, Vol.2, 16-20.


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The role played by the distortion measure in a vector quantization image encoder is very important. In the following paper we suggest a general class of distortion function, the input-dependent weighted square error distortion, which is computationally simple and can be used to incorporate some psychovisual characteristics. Two techniques of using this distortion function have been discussed. Incorporating various classes depending on image activity in the distortion measure, better subjective quality can be achieved without added complexity, as our simulation studies have shown. This strategy of classified codebook is optimal and more general than the conventional subcodebook method. We also show that incorporating dimensional emphasis, blockiness can be reduced in lieu of marginally more computation.

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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Depositing User: Kujur Pawan
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/6898

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