Noise removal with Gauss curvature-driven diffusion

Suk Ho Lee, Jin Keun Seo

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In this paper, we propose the use of the Gauss curvature in a Gauss curvature-driven diffusion equation for noise removal. The proposed scheme uses the Gauss curvature as the conductance term and controls the amount of diffusion. The main advantage of the scheme is that it preserves important structures, such as straight edges, curvy edges, ramps, corners, small-scaled features, etc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)904-909
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Image Processing
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received December 31, 2003; revised July 9, 2004. This work was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation under Grant R11-2002-103. The associate editor coordinating the review of this manuscript and approving it for publication was Dr. Giovanni Ramponi. The authors are with the Department of Mathematics, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Korea (e-mail: Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TIP.2005.849294

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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