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Presentation 2017-01-20 10:00
Image enhancement method for images fogged by colored water
Tatsuya Baba, Seisuke Kyochi, Masahiro Okuda (Univ. of Kitakyushu) IT2016-91 SIP2016-129 RCS2016-281
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) This paper proposes a novel image enhancement method for underwater images. Since the underwater images have a strong dominance color, e.g. blue or green due to the water, they tend to be a non-colorful and a low-contrast image. Hence our image enhancement method consists of two steps, i.e. a white-balancing procedure and an enhancement procedure. For the white-balancing, we propose a specific method for the underwater images, which have a water color and an illuminant color. As for the image enhancement, we generate a color-enhanced image and a contrast-enhanced image from the white-balanced image and then integrate the two images. In the experiment, we show effectiveness our method by comparing with conventional methods for underwater image and dehazing methods. Additionally, SIFT correspondence search method is applied to an original image pair and our result pair, and it shows that the proposed image enhancement method is useful as pre-processing for underwater image processing.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) underwater imaging / image enhancement / white-balancing / / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 116, no. 395, SIP2016-129, pp. 261-266, Jan. 2017.
Paper # SIP2016-129 
Date of Issue 2017-01-12 (IT, SIP, RCS) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee IT SIP RCS  
Conference Date 2017-01-19 - 2017-01-20 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Osaka City Univ. 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Signal Processing for Wireless Communications, Learning, Mathematical Science, Communication Theory, etc. 
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Registration To SIP 
Conference Code 2017-01-IT-SIP-RCS 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
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Title (in English) Image enhancement method for images fogged by colored water 
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Keyword(1) underwater imaging  
Keyword(2) image enhancement  
Keyword(3) white-balancing  
1st Author's Name Tatsuya Baba  
1st Author's Affiliation The University of Kitakyushu (Univ. of Kitakyushu)
2nd Author's Name Seisuke Kyochi  
2nd Author's Affiliation The University of Kitakyushu (Univ. of Kitakyushu)
3rd Author's Name Masahiro Okuda  
3rd Author's Affiliation The University of Kitakyushu (Univ. of Kitakyushu)
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Date Time 2017-01-20 10:00:00 
Presentation Time 25 
Registration for SIP 
Paper # IEICE-IT2016-91,IEICE-SIP2016-129,IEICE-RCS2016-281 
Volume (vol) IEICE-116 
Number (no) no.394(IT), no.395(SIP), no.396(RCS) 
Page pp.261-266 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-IT-2017-01-12,IEICE-SIP-2017-01-12,IEICE-RCS-2017-01-12 

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