Method for Artefact Detection and Suppression Using Alpha-Stable Distributions

  • Ludvík Tesař
  • Anthony Quinn
Conference paper


This paper describes a method for artefact detection and suppression based on a-Stable distributions. The reason for choosing the a-stable distribution is, that it is heavy-tailed distribution ideal for modeling of data polluted by outliers. A method for on-line data processing is emphasized. The artefact suppression is based on the idea that data are modeled by a Symmetric α-Stable distribution, parameters of which are estimated. Then the data are regenerated from the Gaussian distribution with parameters, that correspond to the original parameters of the α-Stable distribution. The new data is free of any outliers.


Weighted Median Impulsive Noise Cauchy Distribution Outlier Removal Artefact Detection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ludvík Tesař
  • Anthony Quinn
    • 1
  1. 1.Trinity CollegeUniversity of DublinDublin 2Ireland

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