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(IJCSIS) International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 9, No. 6, 2011 Inception of Hybrid Wavelet Transform using Two Orthogonal Transforms and It’s use for Image Compression Dr. H.B.Kekre, Dr.Tanuja K. Sarode Sudeep D. Thepade Senior Professor, Assistant Professor Associate Professor Computer Engineering Department, Computer Engineering Computer Engineering Department, SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed-to-be Department, SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed-to-be University) Thadomal Shahani Engineering University) Vile Parle(W), Mumbai, India. College, Bandra(W), Mumbai, India. Vile Parle(W), Mumbai, India. hbkekre@yahoo.com, tanuja_0123@yahoo.com sudeepthepade@gmail.com Abstract—The paper presents the novel hybrid wavelet transform century [19,20]. Generally, wavelets are purposefully crafted to generation technique using two orthogonal transforms. The have specific properties that make them useful for image orthogonal transforms are used for analysis of global properties processing. Wavelets can be combined, using a "shift, multiply of the data into frequency domain. For studying the local and sum" technique called convolution, with portions of an properties of the signal, the concept of wavelet transform is unknown signal(data) to extract information from the unknown introduced, where the mother wavelet function gives the global signal. Wavelet transforms are now being adopted for a vast properties of the signal and wavelet basis functions which are number of applications, often replacing the conventional compressed versions of mother wavelet are used to study the local Fourier transform [23,24,25,26]. They have advantages over properties of the signal. In wavelets of some orthogonal traditional fourier methods in analyzing physical situations transforms the global characteristics of the data are hauled out better and some orthogonal transforms might give the local where the signal contains discontinuities and sharp characteristics in better way. The idea of hybrid wavelet spikes[27,28,29]. In fourier analysis the local properties of the transform comes in to picture in view of combining the traits of signal are not detected easily. STFT(Short Time Fourier two different orthogonal transform wavelets to exploit the Transform)[29] was introduced to overcome this difficulty. strengths of both the transform wavelets. However it gives local properties at the cost of global The paper proves the worth of hybrid wavelet properties. Wavelets overcome this shortcoming of Fourier transforms for the image compression which can further be analysis [28,29] as well as STFT. Many areas of physics have extended to other image processing applications like seen this paradigm shift, including molecular dynamics, steganography, biometric identification, content based image astrophysics, optics, quantum mechanics etc. This change has retrieval etc. Here the hybrid wavelet transforms are generated also occurred in image processing, blood-pressure, heart-rate using four orthogonal transforms alias Discrete Cosine transform and ECG analyses, DNA analysis, protein analysis, (DCT), Discrete Hartley transform (DHT), Discrete Walsh climatology, general signal processing, speech, face transform (DWT) and Discrete Kekre transform (DKT). Te recognition, computer graphics and multifractal analysis. comparison of the hybrid wavelet transforms is also done with Wavelet transforms are also starting to be used for the original orthogonal transforms and their wavelet transforms. communication applications. One use of wavelet The experimentation results have shown that the transform approximation is in data compression. Like other transforms, wavelets have given better quality of image compression than the wavelet transforms can be used to transform data then, encode respective original orthogonal transforms but for hybrid the transformed data, resulting in effective compression [24]. transform wavelets the performance is best. Here the hybrid of DCT and DKT gives the best results among the combinations of Wavelet compression can be either lossless or lossy. The the four mentioned image transforms used for generating hybrid wavelet compression methods are adequate for representing wavelet transforms. high-frequency components in two-dimensional images. Earlier wavelets of only Haar transform have been studied. Keywords-Orthogonal transform; Wavelet transform; Hybrid In recent work [4,7,11,13] the wavelets of few orthogonal Wavelet transform; Compression. transforms alias Walsh [16,17,18], DCT [14,15], Kekre [21,22] and Hartley[1,2,3] are proposed. The wavelet transforms in I. INTRODUCTION many applications are proven to be better than respective Wavelets are mathematical tools that can be used to extract orthogonal transforms [8,9,10,12]. The paper presents the information from many different kinds of data, including innovative hybrid wavelet transform generation method, which images [4,5,6,7]. Sets of wavelets are generally needed to generates hybrid wavelet transform of any two orthogonal analyze data fully. A set of "complementary" wavelets will transforms. This concept of hybrid wavelet transform can reconstruct data without gaps or overlap so that the acquire the positive traits from both the orthogonal transforms deconstruction process is mathematically reversible and is with used to generate it. The hybrid wavelet generation concept minimal loss. The wavelets are results of the thought process of opens up new avenues of selection of orthogonal transforms for many people starting with with Haar's work in the early 20th hybrid and their use in particular image processing application 80 http://sites.google.com/site/ijcsis/ ISSN 1947-5500 (IJCSIS) International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 9, No. 6, 2011 to gain some upper edge over individual orthogonal transforms or respective wavelet transforms. The paper presents the use of [K ] ∗ [K ]t = [D ] (3) hybrid wavelet transforms generated using Discrete Walsh where, D is the diagonal matrix. The hybrid wavelet Transform (DWT), Discrete Kekre Transform (DKT), Discrete transform of size NxN generated from any two orthogonal Hartley Transform (DHT) and Discrete Cosine Transform transforms satisfies this property and hence it is orthogonal. (DCT) for image compression. The experimental results prove that the hybrid wavelet transforms are better than the respective B. Non Involutional orthogonal transforms as well as their wavelet transforms. An involutionary function is a function that is it’s own inverse. So involutional transform is a transform which is II. GENERATION OF HYBRID WAVELET TRANSFORM inverse transform of itself. The Hybrid wavelet transform is non involutional transform ⎡ a11 a12 L a1 p ⎤ ⎡b11 b12 L b1q ⎤ ⎢a L a2 p ⎥ ⎢b a 22 b22 L b2 q ⎥ C. Transform on Vector A=⎢ ⎥ B=⎢ ⎥ 21 (1) 21 ⎢ M M M M ⎥ ⎢ M M M M ⎥ The hybrid wavelet transform (say ‘K’) of one-dimensional ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢a p1 ⎣ a p2 L a pp ⎥ ⎦ ⎢bq1 bq 2 L bqq ⎥ ⎣ ⎦ vector q is given by. Q = K ∗q [] (4) And inverse is given by Q q = K [ ]t ∗ ij (5) μ ∗μ Ti Tj Where Qij is the value at ith row, jth column of matrix Q and (2) the term μ in normalization factor can be computed as given below through equations 6, 7 and 8. t μ =T T (6) T AB AB Such that μ =μ μ T1 A1 B1 , μ =μ μ The hybrid wavelet transform matrix of size NxN (say T2 A1 B2 , ‘TAB’) can be generated from two orthogonal transform μ =μ μ matrices ( say A and B respectively with sizes pxp and qxq, T3 A1 B3 where N=p*q=pq) as given by equations 1 and 2.Here first ‘q’ M number of rows of the hybrid wavelet transform matrix are calculated as the product of each element of first row of the μ =μ μ (7) Tq A1 Bq orthogonal transform A with each of the columns of the orthogonal transform B. For next ‘q’ number of rows of hybrid μ =μ =L=μ =μ Tq +1 Tq + 2 T2q A2 wavelet transform matrix the second row of the orthogonal transform matrix A is shift rotated after being appended with μ =μ =L=μ =μ zeros as shown in equation 2. Similarly the other rows of T2q +1 T2q + 2 T3q A3 hybrid wavelet transform matrix are generated (as set of q rows M each time for each of the ‘p-1’ rows of orthogonal transform matrix A starting from second row upto last row). μ =μ =L=μ =μ T(p −1)q +1 T2q + 2 T3q A3 III. PROPERTIES OF HYBRID WAVELET TRANSFORM Where with reference to equation 1, μ A and μ B can be The crossbreed of two orthogonal transforms results into given as equation 8. hybrid wavelet transform, which itself satisfies the following properties. ⎡μ A1 0 L 0 ⎤ t ⎢ 0 μ A2 L 0 ⎥ A. Orthogonal AA = μ A = ⎢ M M M M ⎥ (8) The transform matrix K is said to be orthogonal if the ⎢ 0 ⎥ following condition is satisfied. ⎣ 0 L μ Ap ⎦ 81 http://sites.google.com/site/ijcsis/ ISSN 1947-5500 (IJCSIS) International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 9, No. 6, 2011 ⎡μ B1 0 L 0 ⎤ Where Iij is the pixel intensity value at ith row, jth column of image I and the calculation of the term μ in normalization t ⎢ 0 μ B2 L 0 ⎥ BB = μ B = ⎢ ⎥ factor is as given above through equations 6, 7 and 8. M M M M ⎢ 0 ⎥ ⎣ 0 L μ Bq ⎦ IV. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION D. Transform on Two-Dimensional Image The test bed used in experimentation for proving the worth The hybrid wavelet transform of two-dimensional image I is of hybrid wavelet transform consists of 11 color images of size given by. 256x256x3and is shown in figure 1. On each image all the three alias orthogonal transform, wavelet transform and hybrid [] Q = K ∗I∗ K [ ]t (9) wavelet transform are applied. In transform domain the high frequency data is removed and the images are transformed inversely back to spatial domain. To judge the performance of And inverse is given by the orthogonal transform, wavelet transform and hybrid wavelet transform in compression; the original images are I compared with these modified images (having the data loss as q = K [ ]t ∗ ij [] ∗ K (10) compression) using mean squared error (MSE). In all size data ⎛μ ∗ μ ⎞ ⎜ ⎟ ⎝ Ti Tj ⎠ compression percentages are considered as 95%, 90%, 85%, 80%, 75% and 70%. The average of such MSEs for all images for respective transform and considered percentage of data compression is taken for performance analysis. Figure 1: The test bed of eleven original color images belonging to different categories and namely (from left to right and top to bottom) Aishwarya, Balls, Bird, Boat, Flower, Dagdusheth-Ganesh, TajMahal, Strawberry, Scenery, Tiger and Viharlake-Powai. 82 http://sites.google.com/site/ijcsis/ ISSN 1947-5500 (IJCSIS) International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 9, No. 6, 2011 Figure 2: Performance comparison of Image compression using Discrete Cosine transform (DCT), cosine wavelet transform (DCT wavelets) and the hybrid wavelet transforms of DCT taken with Hartley (DCT_DHT) and Kekre transforms (DCT_DKT) with respect to 95% to 70% of data compression. Figure 2 shows the average of mean squared error (MSE) differences of the original and respective compressed image pairs plotted against percentages of data compression from 955 to 70% for image compression done using Discrete Cosine transform (DCT), cosine wavelet transform (DCT wavelets) and the hybrid wavelet transforms of DCT taken with Hartley (DCT_DHT) and Kekre transforms (DCT_DKT). Here the performance of hybrid wavelet transforms (DCT_DKT and DCT_DHT) is the best as indicated by minimum MSE values over the respective DCT and DCT wavelet transform. Figure 3: Performance comparison of Image compression using Discrete Walsh transform (DWT), Walsh wavelet transform (Walsh wavelets) and the hybrid wavelet transforms of Walsh transform taken with Hartley (DWT_DHT) and Cosine transforms (DWT_DCT) with respect to 95% to 70% of data compression The average of mean squared error (MSE) differences of the original and respective compressed image pairs for image compression done using Discrete Walsh transform (DWT), Walsh wavelet transform (Walsh wavelets) and the hybrid wavelet transforms of Walsh transform taken with Hartley (DWT_DHT) and Cosine transforms (DWT_DCT) with respect to 95% to 70% of data compression are plotted in figure 3. Here the performance of hybrid wavelet transforms (DWT_DHT and DWT_DCT) are better than the Walsh transform and are almost similar to the Walsh wavelet transform. The DWT_DCT hybrid wavelet transform marginally performs better in case of 95% and 80% data compression. Figure 4: Performance comparison of Image compression using Discrete Hartley transform (DHT), Hartley wavelet transform (Hartley wavelets) and the hybrid wavelet transforms of Hartley transform taken with Walsh (DHT_DWT) and Cosine transforms (DHT_DCT) with respect to 95% to 70% of data compression. 83 http://sites.google.com/site/ijcsis/ ISSN 1947-5500 (IJCSIS) International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 9, No. 6, 2011 Figure 5: Performance comparison of Image compression using Discrete Kekre transform (DKT), Kekre wavelet transform (Kekre wavelets) and the hybrid wavelet transforms of Kekre transform taken with Cosine transforms (DKT_DCT) with respect to 95% to 70% of data compression Figure 4 gives the average of mean squared error (MSE) differences of the original and respective compressed image pairs for image compression done using Discrete Hartley transform (DHT), Hartley wavelet transform (Hartley wavelets) and the hybrid wavelet transforms of Hartley transform taken with Walsh (DHT_DWT) and Cosine transforms (DHT_DCT) with respect to 95% to 70% of data compression. Here except 95% data compression in al other percentages of data compression, the performance of hybrid wavelet transforms (DHT_DWT and DHT_DCT) are better than the Hartley transform and are almost similar to the Hartley wavelet transform with DWT_DCT proved to be marginally better. In case of image compression using hybrid wavelet transform (DKT_DCT) generated using discrete Kekre transform (DKT) and discrete Cosine transform (DCT), the performance is almost similar to the Kekre wavelet transform but better than the Kekre transform as shown in figure 5. Figure 6: Overall performance analysis of Image compression using the orthogonal transforms, their respective wavelet transforms and newly introduced hybrid wavelet transforms for Cosine, Kekre, Walsh and Hartley transforms with respect to 95% to 70% of data compression Figure 6 gives overall performance comparison of image compression using all the proposed hybrid wavelet transforms with respective orthogonal transform and wavelet transform based compression methods for various percentages of data compression from 70% to as high as 95%. Overall the best performance is given by DCT_DKT (hybrid wavelet transform of Cosine transform with Kekre transform) followed by DCT_DWT and DCT_DHT (hybrid wavelet transform of Cosine transform taken respectively with Walsh transform and Hartley transform). In all the respective orthogonal transforms the hybrid wavelet transforms have shown better quality of image compression. 84 http://sites.google.com/site/ijcsis/ ISSN 1947-5500 (IJCSIS) International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 9, No. 6, 2011 Figure 7: The compression of flower image using the hybrid wavelet transform (DCT_DHT Wavelet) generated using Discrete Cosine transform and Discrete Hartley transform with respect to 95% to 70% of data compression Figure 8: The compression of flower image using the hybrid wavelet transform (DCT_DKT Wavelet) generated using Discrete Cosine transform and Discrete Kekre transform with respect to 95% to 70% of data compression 85 http://sites.google.com/site/ijcsis/ ISSN 1947-5500 (IJCSIS) International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 9, No. 6, 2011 Figure 9: The compression of flower image using the hybrid wavelet transform (DCT_DWT Wavelet) generated using Discrete Cosine transform and Discrete Walsh transform with respect to 95% to 70% of data compression. Figures 7, 8 and 9 have shown the compression of flower in a Greyscale Image”, International Journal of Computer image for various hybrid wavelet transforms with respect to Applications (IJCA), Volume 1, Number 11, December 2010, pp 32- 38. the 955 to 70 % of data compression. The subjective quality [5] Dr. H.B.kekre, Sudeep D. Thepade, Adib Parkar “Storage of Colour of compression in all cases is quite acceptable as negligible Information in a Greyscale Image using Haar Wavelets and Various distortion is observed in original and compressed images Colour Spaces”, International Journal of Computer Applications even at the 95% data compression. Even the objective (IJCA), Volume 6, Number 7, pp.18-24, September 2010. criteria (i.e. mean squared error) values of differences [6] Dr.H.B.Kekre, Sudeep D. Thepade, Juhi Jain, Naman Agrawal, between the original and compressed images are minimal. “IRIS Recognition using Texture Features Extracted from Walshlet Pyramid”, ACM-International Conference and Workshop on Emerging Trends in Technology (ICWET 2011),Thakur College of V. CONCLUSION Engg. And Tech., Mumbai, 26-27 Feb 2011. Also will be uploaded on online ACM Portal. The innovative concept of the hybrid wavelet transforms [7] Dr.H.B.Kekre, Sudeep D. Thepade, Akshay Maloo, “Face generation using any two orthogonal transforms is proposed Recognition using Texture Features Extracted form Walshlet in the paper. Here the hybrid wavelet transforms are Pyramid”, ACEEE International Journal on Recent Trends in Engineering and Technology (IJRTET), Volume 5, Issue 1, generated using Discrete Walsh Transform (DWT), Discrete www.searchdl.org/journal/IJRTET2010 Kekre Transform (DKT), Discrete Hartley Transform [8] Dr.H.B.Kekre, Sudeep D. 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Smith III and Xavier SerraP“, An Analysis/Synthesis Best Paper Award at International Conference SSPCCIN-2008, Second Program for Non-Harmonic Sounds Based on a Sinusoidal Best Paper Award at ThinkQuest-2009 National Level paper presentation Representation'', Proceedings of the International Computer Music competition for faculty, Best paper award at Springer international Conference (ICMC-87, Tokyo), Computer Music Association, 1987. conference ICCCT-2010 and second best research project award at ‘Manshodhan-2010’. [28] S. Mallat, "A Theory of Multiresolution Signal Decomposition: The Wavelet Representation," IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 11, pp. 674-693, 1989. [29] Strang G. "Wavelet Transforms Versus Fourier Transforms." Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 28, 288-305, 1993. AUTHORS PROFILE Dr. H. B. Kekre has received B.E. (Hons.) in Telecomm. Engineering. from Jabalpur University in 1958, M.Tech (Industrial Electronics) from IIT Bombay in 1960, M.S.Engg. (Electrical Engg.) from University of Ottawa in 1965 and Ph.D. (System Identification) from IIT Bombay in 1970 He has worked as Faculty of Electrical Engg. and then HOD Computer Science and Engg. at IIT Bombay. For 13 years he was working as a professor and 87 http://sites.google.com/site/ijcsis/ ISSN 1947-5500