Reducing blocking artifacts within vector quantization algorithms

Marshall A. Robers*, Aggelos K Katsaggelos

*Corresponding author for this work

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Vector quantization (VQ) provides a fast, low-power image compression technique for video communication products. However, since VQ techniques operate on each block of the image separately, they have been criticized for producing visually-disturbing blocking artifacts. In this paper, we present a VQ technique which uses hexagonally-shaped vectors to greatly reduce blocking artifacts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-145
Number of pages2
JournalDigest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 16th International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE - Rosemont, IL, USA
Duration: Jun 11 1997Jun 13 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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