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JPEG 2000, the new ISO/ITU-T standard for still image coding, is about to be finished. Other new standards have been recently introduced, namely JPEG-LS and MPEG-4 VTC. This paper compares the set of features offered by JPEG 2000, and how well they are fulfilled, versus JPEG-LS and MPEG-4 VTC, as well as the older but widely used JPEG and more recent PNG.(More)
Acknowledgements There are so many people to thank that I don't really know how to begin; I just hope I won't forget anybody. Let's maybe start with my advisors, Jean-Philippe Thiran and Reto Meuli, who gave me the opportunity to acquire a scientific education and who where sufficiently confident in my capabilities to let an M.D. work on a technical(More)
Region Of Interest (ROI) coding is one of the innovative functionalities supported by JPEG 2000, the new ISO/ITU-T still image coding standard developed by the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG). It enables a non-uniform distribution of the image quality between a selected region (the ROI) and the rest of the image (background). This feature is(More)
Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works, must be obtained from the IEEE. ABSTRACT JPEG 2000, the new(More)
Laplacian pyramids are used in the framework of scalable video coding to efficiently provide spatial scalability. In literature, closed-loop schemes are adopted to implement such codecs. Closed-loop introduces complexity and optimization drawbacks. In this paper we investigate mechanisms to provide an open loop version of the Laplacian pyramid. We call our(More)
Plants are frequently subjected to different kinds of stress, such as salinity and, like other organisms, they have evolved strategies for preventing and repairing cellular damage caused by salt stress. Glycine max L. plants were subjected to different NaCl concentrations (0-200 mM) for 10 days. Treatments with 100 and 200 mM NaCl induced ion leakage and(More)
BACKGROUND International patient centredness concepts were suggested but never conceptualized from the patients' perspective. Previously, a literature review and a monolingual qualitative study defined 'patient-centred infertility care' (PCIC). The present study aimed to test whether patients from across Europe value the same aspects of infertility care. (More)
This study was performed to provide insight into the regulatory role of angiotensin II and arterial pressure on the activity of antioxidant enzymes and oxidative stress generation in the hypertensive kidney from an experimental animal model of renovascular hypertension. Aortic coarcted and sham-operated rats received vehicle, losartan or minoxidil in their(More)
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) plays a protective role against oxidative stress in plants. The mechanisms regulating its expression, however, remain unclear. Here we studied the methylation state of a GC rich HO-1 promoter region and the expression of several stress-related transcription factors (TFs) in soybean plants subjected to ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation.(More)
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