New adaptive filter and quality evaluation index for image restoration

Antonio R. Jiménez*, Ramon Ceres, Jose L Pons

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This paper presents a new technique for image adaptive restoration called 3σ-multiresolution plane fitting (3σ-MPF) and the global restoration index (GRI) index, which evaluates the restoration performance of smoothing methods. The 3σ-MPF filter is based on an adaptive plane fitting technique using variable-sized windows with different behavior for continuous regions or discontinuities. The criteria used to select the window size and detect discontinuities is the 3σ-fidelity test. The GRI, integrates two independent indices measuring restoration smoothness and fidelity. Using this index, the 3σ-MPF filter performance is compared with other traditional methods, demonstrating better performance under Gaussian noise and robustness against outliers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-467
Number of pages11
JournalPattern Recognition
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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