Journal of Computer Science

Improving the Performance of Backpropagation Neural Network Algorithm for Image Compression/Decompression System

Omaima N.A. AL-Allaf

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2010.1347.1354

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 6, Issue 11

Pages 1347-1354


Problem statement: The problem inherent to any digital image is the large amount of bandwidth required for transmission or storage. This has driven the research area of image compression to develop algorithms that compress images to lower data rates with better quality. Artificial neural networks are becoming attractive in image processing where high computational performance and parallel architectures are required. Approach: In this research, a three layered Backpropagation Neural Network (BPNN) was designed for building image compression/decompression system. The Backpropagation neural network algorithm (BP) was used for training the designed BPNN. Many techniques were used to speed up and improve this algorithm by using different BPNN architecture and different values of learning rate and momentum variables. Results: Experiments had been achieved, the results obtained, such as Compression Ratio (CR) and peak signal to noise ratio (PSNR) are compared with the performance of BP with different BPNN architecture and different learning parameters. The efficiency of the designed BPNN comes from reducing the chance of error occurring during the compressed image transmission through analog or digital channel. Conclusion: The performance of the designed BPNN image compression system can be increased by modifying the network itself, learning parameters and weights. Practically, we can note that the BPNN has the ability to compress untrained images but not in the same performance of the trained images.


© 2010 Omaima N.A. AL-Allaf. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.