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Random Value Impulse Noise Removal Based on Most Similar Neighbors

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 13th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781467396660
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology -
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology
Period1/01/00 → …


A novel filter based on four most similar neighbors (MSN) is proposed in this paper which considers all the pixels of the sliding window except the central pixel after taking the first order absolute differences from the central pixel. The proposed filter is composed of two steps: noise detection followed by filtering. In noise detection, first order absolute differences are calculated and sorted in ascending order. Clusters of equal sizes are formed based on most similar pixels and then fuzzy rules are applied to detect the noise present in the current pixel. Threshold parameters are set adaptively. In filtering phase, median based fuzzy filter is used to restore the corrupted pixels. Experimental results show that the proposed filter outperforms several state-of-the-art filers for random value impulse noise removal in an image.


  • fuzzy logic, Image processing, impulse noise, noise removal

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