A distortion metric for the lossy compression of DNA microarray images

Miguel Hernández-Cabronero, Victor Sanchez, Michael W. Marcellin, Joan Serra-Sagristà

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4 Scopus citations


DNA microarrays are state-of-the-art tools in biological and medical research. In this work, we discuss the suitability of lossy compression for DNA microarray images and highlight the necessity for a distortion metric to assess the loss of relevant information. We also propose one possible metric that considers the basic image features employed by most DNA microarray analysis techniques. Experimental results indicate that the proposed metric can identify and differentiate important and unimportant changes in DNA microarray images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - DCC 2013
Subtitle of host publication2013 Data Compression Conference
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 Data Compression Conference, DCC 2013 - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: Mar 20 2013Mar 22 2013

Publication series

NameData Compression Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1068-0314


Other2013 Data Compression Conference, DCC 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySnowbird, UT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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