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Visual communication - Information and fidelityThis assessment of visual communication deals with image gathering, coding, and restoration as a whole rather than as separate and independent tasks. The approach focuses on two mathematical criteria, information and fidelity, and on their relationships to the entropy of the encoded data and to the visual quality of the restored image. Past applications of these criteria to the assessment of image coding and restoration have been limited to the link that connects the output of the image-gathering device to the input of the image-display device. By contrast, the approach presented in this paper explicitly includes the critical limiting factors that constrain image gathering and display. This extension leads to an end-to-end assessment theory of visual communication that combines optical design with digital processing.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Huck, Freidrich O. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Fales, Carl L. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Alter-Gartenberg, Rachel (Old Dominion Univ. Norfolk, VA, United States)
Rahman, Zia-Ur (Science and Technology Corp. Hampton, VA, United States)
Reichenbach, Stephen E. (Nebraska Univ. Lincoln, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
ISSN: 1047-3203
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