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Self-organized color image quantization for color image data compression

Godfrey, K.R.L. and Attikiouzel, Y. (1993) Self-organized color image quantization for color image data compression. In: IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, 28 March - 1 April, San Francisco, CA; USA pp. 1622-1626.

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A neural network approach to image color quantization and hence to image data compression is presented. Self-organizing feature maps form a basis for general vector quantization, and this is applied to the tristimulus color values of image pixels. For image telecommunication systems such as videoconferencing, it is desirable to constrain the encoder to a single pass of the image using the normal raster scan. This conflicts with the training requirements of a self-organized network. By the appropriate choice of codebook size this limitation can be turned into an advantage. The network performs a mix of vector quantization and run-length coding, thus compressing the image data in two ways

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright: © 1993 IEEE
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