LBP Encoding Schemes Jointly Utilizing the Information of Current Bit and Other LBP Bits

Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang, Junsong Yuan

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Local binary pattern (LBP) is sensitive to image noise. Noise-resistant LBP (NRLBP) improves the robustness to noise by incorporating the prior knowledge of images and information of other LBP bits into encoding process. However, it encodes the small pixel difference in such a way that its sign and magnitude are ignored. Although the small pixel difference may be easily distorted by noise, some of its information is still useful for LBP encoding. In this letter, we propose two enhanced NRLBPs that jointly utilize the sign and the magnitude of the current pixel difference, and also the information of other LBP bits. The proposed approaches are validated on two benchmark databases and demonstrate a superior performance compared with NRLBP and other LBP variants. The performance gain is significant when the noise level is high.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7274670
Pages (from-to)2373-2377
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


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  • NRLBP+
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  • noise-resistant local binary pattern

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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