Adaptive Thresholding Algorithm: Efficient Computation Technique Based on 2-D Intelligent Block Detection for Degraded Images

Chia-Shao HUNG  Shanq-Jang RUAN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E97-A   No.2   pp.717-718
Publication Date: 2014/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E97.A.717
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Image
binarization,  block segmentation,  parallelization,  

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Image binarization refers to convert gray-level images into binary ones, and many binarization algorithms have been developed. The related algorithms can be classified as either high quality computation or high speed performance. This letter presents an algorithm that ensures both benefits at the same time. The proposed algorithm intelligently segments input images into several sub-image, after which the sub-image binarization is performed independently. Experimental results reveal that our algorithm provides the appropriate quality with the medium speed.