Selection of Optimal Stopping Time for Nonlinear Difusion Filtering
We develop a novel time-selection strategy for iterative image restoration techniques: the stopping time is chosen so that the correlation of signal and noise in the filtered image is minimised. The new method is applicable to any images where the noise to be removed is uncorrelated with the signal; no other knowledge (e.g. the noise variance, training data etc.) is needed. We test the performance of our time estimation procedure experimentally, and demonstrate that it yields near-optimal results for a wide range of noise levels and for various filtering methods.
KeywordsInput Image Noise Variance Noisy Image Ideal Signal Coherence Direction
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