1 September 2005 Compressing bilevel images by means of a three-bit chain code
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Optical Engineering, 44(9), 097004 (2005). doi:10.1117/1.2052793
We propose a lossless compression method based on a chain code composed of only three symbols. The method is applicable to compress 2-D binary object shapes, and it consists of representing the orthogonal direction changes of the discrete contour, corresponding to each object binary shape, by three bits of a chain code. According to our experimental results, we find that this method is suitable for the representation of bilevel images. The results are about 25% more efficient in compression than the Freeman chain code method, and an average of 29% better than the Joint Bilevel Image Experts Group (JBIG) compressor.
Hermilo Sanchez-Cruz, Ramon M. Rodriguez-Dagnino, "Compressing bilevel images by means of a three-bit chain code," Optical Engineering 44(9), 097004 (1 September 2005). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2052793

Image compression

Binary data

Image segmentation

Optical engineering

Shape analysis

Computer programming


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