A foreground/background image coder for hardware implementation

Li Minn Ang, Hon Nin Cheung

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Abstract

Third generation (3G) mobile networks will enable applications such as videophones. To utilize 3G technology effectively, images would have to be coded at very low bit rates. At such low bit rates, it is desirable to emphasize the details of the foreground regions of interest at the expense of the background information. We describe an image coder which is capable of coding the foreground and background information at different bit rates and is suitable for hardware implementation. The coder uses a face segmentation algorithm to extract the facial region which is considered to be the foreground region. The uniqueness of the approach is its simplicity from the initial colour transformation to the final bit stream coding. We present simulation results showing the expected operation and performance of the coder.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th National Conference on Telecommunication Technology, NCTT 2003 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages13-15
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)0780377737, 9780780377738
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2003
Event4th National Conference on Telecommunication Technology, NCTT 2003 - Shah Alam, Malaysia
Duration: 14 Jan 200315 Jan 2003

Conference

Conference4th National Conference on Telecommunication Technology, NCTT 2003
CountryMalaysia
CityShah Alam
Period14/01/0315/01/03

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