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Salt-n-pepper Noise Filtering using Cellular Automata
Dimitrios Tourtounis, Nikolaos Mitianoudis and Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis

Cellular Automata (CA) have been considered one of the most pronounced parallel computational tools in the recent era of nature and bio-inspired computing. Taking advantage of their local connectivity, the simplicity of their design and their inherent parallelism, CA can be effectively applied to many image processing tasks. In this paper, a CA approach for efficient salt-n-pepper noise filtering in grayscale images is presented. Using a 2D Moore neighborhood, the classified “noisy” cells are corrected by averaging the non-noisy neighboring cells. While keeping the computational burden really low, the proposed approach succeeds in removing high-noise levels from various images and yields promising qualitative and quantitative results, compared to state-of-the-art techniques.

Keywords: Image denoising; salt-n-pepper noise; cellular automata

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