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Image Processing, International Conference on (1995)
Washington D.C.
Oct. 23, 1995 to Oct. 26, 1995
ISBN: 0-8186-7310-9
pp: 167
YoungSik Choi , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
R. Krishnapuram , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
We propose a fuzzy rule-based approach to image enhancement to address its seemingly conflicting goals: (a) removing impulse noise, (b) smoothing out nonimpulse noise, and (c) enhancing edges or certain other salient features. Three different filters for each task are derived using the weighted least mean squared method. Criteria for selecting each filter are defined. The criteria are based on the local context as well as the particular situation. They constitute the antecedent clauses of the fuzzy rules, and the corresponding filters constitute the consequent clauses of the fuzzy rules. The overall result of the fuzzy rule-based system is computed as the combination of the results of the individual filters, where each result contributes to the degree that the corresponding antecedent clause is satisfied. This approach gives us a powerful and flexible image enhancement paradigm. Experimental results are presented.
image enhancement; filtering theory; least mean squares methods; fuzzy logic; knowledge based systems; image enhancement; fuzzy logic; fuzzy rule based approach; impulse noise removal; nonimpulse noise smoothing; edge enhancement; weighted least mean squared method; antecedent clauses; fuzzy rules; filters; consequent clauses; experimental results

R. Krishnapuram and Y. Choi, "Image enhancement based on fuzzy logic," Image Processing, International Conference on(ICIP), Washington D.C., 1995, pp. 167.
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