Image denoising using complex wavelets and Markov prior models

TitleImage denoising using complex wavelets and Markov prior models
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsJin, F., P. Fieguth, and L. Winger
Conference Name12th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
Keywordscomplex wavelet transform, Image Denoising, Markov random field

We combine the techniques of the complex wavelet transform and Markov random fields (MRF) model to restore natural images in white Gaussian noise. The complex wavelet transform outperforms the standard real wavelet transform in the sense of shift-invariance, directionality and complexity. The prior MRF model is used to exploit the clustering property of the wavelet transform, which can effectively remove annoying pointlike artifacts associated with standard wavelet denoising methods. Our experimental results significantly outperform those using standard wavelet transforms and are comparable to those from overcomplete wavelet transforms and MRFs, but with much less complexity.