31 March 1988 Image Data Compression
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Proceedings Volume 0869, Technologies for Optoelectronics; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943615
Event: 1987 Symposium on the Technologies for Optoelectronics, 1987, Cannes, France
Image data compression is one of the oldest but still very active area of research in image processing. The digital representation of an image requires a very large number of bits. The goal of image data compression is to reduce this number, as much as possible, and reconstruct a faithful duplicate of the original picture. Early efforts in image coding, solely guided by information theory, led to a plethora of methods. The compression ratio reached a plateau around 10:1 a couple of years ago. Recent progress in the study of the brain mechanism of vision and scene analysis has opened new vistas in picture coding. Directional sensitivity of the neurones in the visual pathway combined with the separate processing of contours and textures has led to a new class of coding methods capable of achieving compression ratios as high as 100:1.
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Murat Kunt, Murat Kunt, "Image Data Compression", Proc. SPIE 0869, Technologies for Optoelectronics, (31 March 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943615; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943615


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