Total variation-based image noise reduction with generalized fidelity function

Suk Ho Lee, Moon Gi Kang

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In this letter, we analyze the relationship between the change in the intensity value and the scale of an image feature, when a generalized function is used as the fidelity term in the total variation-based noise removal scheme. Based on the analysis, we propose a designing method of the fidelity function that results in any desired monotonic relationship between the intensity change and the scale. As an example, we designed a fidelity function that results in a larger contrast between the intensity change of a small scaled feature and that of a large scaled one than the original total variation-based noise removal scheme that uses the L2 norm as the fidelity function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)832-835
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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