Adaptive mean/median filtering

Tamal Bose, Jim Schroeder

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Scopus citations


The use of median and averaging filters is fairly routine in signal processing applications. One problem in using such algorithms is the lack of objective criteria by which to decide whether an averager or a median filter is more appropriate. We formulate an Lp (1les/ples/2) normed filter where p is chosen as a function of the kurtosis of the residual vector; we restrict attention in this work to a mean filter (p=2) and a median filter (p=1). In order to highlight the effectiveness of this filtering algorithm we demonstrate reduced sum squared error by adaptively filtering a sinusoid and a test image in the presence of both additive white Gaussian noise and an impulsive noise component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDesign and Implementation of Signal Processing SystemNeural Networks for Signal Processing Signal Processing EducationOther Emerging Applications of Signal ProcessingSpecial Sessions
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780362934
StatePublished - 2000
Event25th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2000 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Jun 5 2000Jun 9 2000

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1520-6149


Conference25th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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