Impulse Noise Removal From Digital Images by a Detail-Preserving Filter Based on Type-2 Fuzzy Logic

Yıldırım M. T., Bastuerk A., Yueksel M. E.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON FUZZY SYSTEMS, no.4, pp.920-928, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


A novel image filter based on type-2 fuzzy logic techniques is proposed for detail-preserving restoration of digital images corrupted by impulse noise. The performance of the proposed filter is evaluated for different test images corrupted at various noise densities and also compared with representative conventional as well as state-of-the-art impulse noise filters from the literature. Experimental results show that the proposed filter exhibits superior performance over the competing operators and is capable of efficiently suppressing the noise in the image while at the same time effectively preserving thin lines, edges, texture, and other useful information within the image.