A Genetic Grey-Based Neural Networks with Wavelet Transform for Search of Optimal Codebook

Chi-Yuan LIN  Chin-Hsing CHEN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E86-A   No.3   pp.715-721
Publication Date: 2003/03/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Neural Networks and Bioengineering
vector quantization,  genetic algorithms,  neural networks,  grey theory,  wavelet transform,  

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The wavelet transform (WT) has recently emerged as a powerful tool for image compression. In this paper, a new image compression technique combining the genetic algorithm (GA) and grey-based competitive learning network (GCLN) in the wavelet transform domain is proposed. In the GCLN, the grey theory is applied to a two-layer modified competitive learning network in order to generate optimal solution for VQ. In accordance with the degree of similarity measure between training vectors and codevectors, the grey relational analysis is used to measure the relationship degree among them. The GA is used in an attempt to optimize a specified objective function related to vector quantizer design. The physical processes of competition, selection and reproduction operating in populations are adopted in combination with GCLN to produce a superior genetic grey-based competitive learning network (GGCLN) for codebook design in image compression. The experimental results show that a promising codebook can be obtained using the proposed GGCLN and GGCLN with wavelet decomposition.