Image deblocking by singularity detection

Tai Chiu Hsung, Pak Kong Lun

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Abstract

The blocking effect is considered as the most disturbing artifact of JPEG decoded images. Many researchers have suggested various methods to tackle this problem. The wavelet transform modulus maxima (WTMM) approach was proposed which gives a significant improvement over the previous methods in terms of the signal-to-noise ratio and visual quality. However, the WTMM deblocking algorithm is an iterative algorithm that requires a long computation time to reconstruct the processed WTMM to obtain the deblocked image. A new wavelet based algorithm for JPEG image deblocking is proposed. The new algorithm is based on the idea that, besides using the WTMM, the singularity of an image can also be detected by computing the sums of the wavelet coefficients inside the so-called «directional cone of influence» in different scales of the image. The new algorithm has the advantage as the WTMM approach that it can effectively identify the edge and the smooth regions of an image irrespective of the discontinuities introduced by the blocking effect. It is an improvement over the WTMM approach in that only a simple inverse wavelet transform is required to reconstruct the processed wavelet coefficients to obtain the deblocked image. As the WTMM approach, the new algorithm gives consistent and significant improvement over the previous methods for JPEG image deblocking.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 1998
PublisherIEEE
Pages1545-1548
Number of pages4
Volume3
ISBN (Print)0780344286, 9780780344280
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Event1998 23rd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 1998 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 12 May 199815 May 1998

Conference

Conference1998 23rd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 1998
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period12/05/9815/05/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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