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Neighbourhood decision based impulse noise filter

Neighbourhood decision based impulse noise filter

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A novel impulse noise filter that preserves the image details and effectively suppresses high-density noise has been proposed in this work. The proposed filter works in two phases: (i) noise pixel detection phase and (ii) noise pixel restoration phase. In the detection phase, the impulse noise corrupted pixels are detected using a neighbourhood decision approach. In the second phase, the true values of corrupted pixels are restored using a first-order neighbourhood decision approach. Experiments are carried out with both grey scale and colour images of various resolutions, texture and structures. The proposed scheme has high peak-signal-to-noise ratio and better visual quality in comparison to the standard median filter, modified decision based unsymmetrical trimmed median filter and improved fast peer-group filter with a varying noise density from 10 to 90%.

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