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Wavelet packet transform basis selection method for set partitioning in hierarchical trees

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Ashraf A. Kassim

National University of Singapore, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117576

Niu Yan

National University of Singapore, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117576

Dornoosh Zonoobi

National University of Singapore, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117576

J. Electron. Imaging. 17(3), 033007 (July 18, 2008). doi:10.1117/1.2952851
History: Received December 20, 2007; Accepted February 12, 2008; Published July 18, 2008
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The dyadic wavelet-based set partitioning in hierarchical trees (SPIHT) is highly efficient in coding nontextured images while the wavelet packet transform (WPT) is able to provide an optimal representation for textured images. However, incorporating the WPT with SPIHT to improve the performance of SPIHT is not as straightforward as it would seem. Although previous solutions generally adapt the zero-tree structure to the WPT, we introduce a method for selecting an optimal WPT basis for SPIHT, which efficiently compacts the high-frequency subband energy into as few trees as possible and avoids parental conflicts. The proposed SPIHT-WPT coder achieves improved coding gains, especially for highly textured images. Furthermore, the selected WPT is compatible with the region-of-interest and error resilient SPIHT coding schemes.

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Ashraf A. Kassim ; Niu Yan and Dornoosh Zonoobi
"Wavelet packet transform basis selection method for set partitioning in hierarchical trees", J. Electron. Imaging. 17(3), 033007 (July 18, 2008). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2952851


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