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Image coding ringing artifact reduction using morphological post-filtering

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3 Author(s)
S. H. Oguz ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI, USA ; Y. H. Hu ; T. Q. Nguyen

Ringing is an annoying artifact frequently encountered in low bit-rate transform and subband decomposition based compression of different media such as image, intra frame video and graphics. A mathematical morphology based post-processing algorithm is presented in this paper for image ringing artifact suppression. First, we use binary morphological operators to isolate the regions of an image where the ringing artifact is most prominent to the human visual system (HVS) while preserving genuine edges and other (high-frequency) fine details present in the image. Then, a gray-level morphological nonlinear smoothing filter is applied to the unmasked regions of the image under the filtering mask to eliminate ringing within this constraint region. To gauge the effectiveness of this approach, we propose an HVS compatible objective measure of the ringing artifact. Preliminary simulations indicate that the proposed method is capable of significantly reducing the ringing artifact on both subjective and objective basis

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Multimedia Signal Processing, 1998 IEEE Second Workshop on

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7-9 Dec 1998