We investigate the problem of averaging values on lattices, and in particular on discrete product lattices. This problem arises in image processing when several color values given in RGB, HSL, or another coding scheme, need to be combined. We show how the arithmetic mean and the median can be constructed by minimizing appropriate penalties, and we discuss which of them coincide with the Cartesian product of the standard mean and median. We apply these functions in image processing. We present three algorithms for color image reduction based on minimizing penalty functions on discrete product lattices.
Field of Research
080108 Neural, Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation
Socio Economic Objective
970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences