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Maximum likelihood restoration of binary objects

A new approach, based on maximum likelihood, is developed for binary object image restoration. This considers the image formation process as a stochastic process, with noise as a random variable. The likelihood function is constructed for the cases of Gaussian and Poisson noise. An uphill climb method is used to find the object, defined by its "grain" positions, through maximizing the likelihood function for grain positions. In addition, some a priori information regarding object size and contour of shapes is used. This is summarized as a "neighbouring point" rule. Some examples of computer generated images with different signal-to-noise ratios are used to show the ability of the algorithm. These cases include both Gaussian and Poisson noise. For noiseless and low noise Gaussian cases, a modified uphill climb method is used. The results show that binary objects are fairly well restored for all noise cases considered.
Date January 1987
CreatorsLi, Ming De, 1937-
ContributorsFrieden, B. Roy
PublisherThe University of Arizona.
Source SetsUniversity of Arizona
Detected LanguageEnglish
Typetext, Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
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