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Predictive depth coding of wavelet transformed images
Author(s): Joonas Lehtinen
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a new prediction based method, predictive depth coding, for lossy wavelet image compression is presented. It compresses a wavelet pyramid composition by predicting the number of significant bits in each wavelet coefficient quantized by the universal scalar quantization and then by coding the prediction error with arithmetic coding. The adaptively found linear prediction context covers spatial neighbors of the coefficient to be predicted and the corresponding coefficients on lower scale and in the different orientation pyramids. In addition to the number of significant bits, the sign and the bits of non-zero coefficients are coded. The compression method is tested with a standard set of images and the results are compared with SFQ, SPIHT, EZW and context based algorithms. Even though the algorithm is very simple and it does not require any extra memory, the compression results are relatively good.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3813, Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing VII, (26 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366766
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Joonas Lehtinen, Turku Ctr. for Computer Science and Univ. of Turku (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3813:
Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing VII
Michael A. Unser; Akram Aldroubi; Andrew F. Laine, Editor(s)

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