Title: Selection of wavelet for image compression in hybrid coding scheme combining SPIHT- and SOFM-based vector quantisation
Authors: Chandan Singh D. Rawat; Sukadev Meher
Addresses: Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 769008, Orissa, India ' Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 769008, Orissa, India
Abstract: Image compression is an important task for image transmission and storage. Thus far many compression techniques have been developed, such as transform image coding, predictive image coding, Vector Quantisation (VQ) and so on. Of these compression techniques, the techniques based on transform coding and VQ have received considerable attention. Recently, hybrid schemes for effective image compression have gained enormous popularity among researchers. In this paper, we analyse a hybrid scheme combining Kohonen's Self-Organising Feature Map (SOFM)-based VQ coding and Set Partitioning In Hierarchical Trees (SPIHT) coding for compression of images (Rawat and Meher, 2009). The reconstructed image quality achieved after decoding depends upon the wavelet used in SPIHT. The effectiveness of the scheme for various orthogonal and biorthogonal wavelets for the hybrid scheme is tested in terms of Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio (PSNR) and Visual Information Fidelity (VIF).
Keywords: image compression; SPIHT; set partitioning; hierarchical trees; wavelets; wavelet selection; VQ; vector quantisation; SOFM; self-organising feature map; code book; compression ratio; VIF; visual information fidelity; hybrid coding.
International Journal of Signal and Imaging Systems Engineering, 2014 Vol.7 No.1, pp.38 - 42
Received: 09 Feb 2011
Accepted: 24 Apr 2011
Published online: 24 Oct 2014 *