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A parallel decoding algorithm for IFS codes without transient behavior

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3 Author(s)
Soo-Chang Pei ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nat. Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan ; Chien-Cheng Tseng ; Ching-Yung Lin

Iterated function systems (IFSs) have received great attention in encoding and decoding fractal images. Barnsley (1988) has shown that IFSs for image compression can achieve a very high compression ratio for a single image. However, the major drawback of such a technique is the large computation load required to both encode and decode a fractal image. We provide a novel algorithm to decode IFS codes. The main features of this algorithm are that it is very suitable for parallel implementation and has no transient behavior. Also, from the decoding process of this method we can understand the encoding procedure explicitly. One example is illustrated to demonstrate the quality of its performance

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IEEE Transactions on Image Processing  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 3 )