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A java toolbox for wavelet based image denoising

Tuncer, Güney
Wavelet methods for image denoising have became widespread for the last decade. The effectiveness of this denoising scheme is influenced by many factors. Highlights can be listed as choosing of wavelet used, the threshold determination and transform level selection for thresholding. For threshold calculation one of the classical solutions is Wiener filter as a linear estimator. Another one is VisuShrink using global thresholding for nonlinear area. The purpose of this work is to develop a Java toolbox which is used to find best denoising schemes for distinct image types particularly Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images. This can be accomplished by comparing these basic methods with well known data adaptive thresholding methods such as SureShrink, BayeShrink, Generalized Cross Validation and Hypothesis Testing. Some nonwavelet denoising process are also introduced. Along with simple mean and median filters, more statistically adaptive median, Lee, Kuan and Frost filtering techniques are also tested to assist wavelet based denoising scheme. All of these methods on the basis of wavelet models and some traditional methods will be implemented in pure java code using plug-in concept of ImageJ which is a popular image processing tool written in Java.