LazySOM: Image Compression Using an Enhanced Self-Organizing Map

  • Cheng-Fa Tsai
  • Yu-Jiun Lin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5414)


A self-organizing map (SOM), i.e. a congenital clustering algorithm, has a high compression ratio and produces high-quality reconstructed images, making it very suitable for generating image compression codebooks. However, SOMs incur heavy computation particularly when using large numbers of training samples. Thus, to speed up training, this investigation presents an enhanced SOM (named LazySOM) involving a hybrid algorithm combining LBG, SOM and Fast SOM. The proposed algorithm has a low computation cost, enabling the use of SOM with large numbers of training patterns. Simulations are performed to measure two indicators, PSNR and time cost, of the proposed LazySOM.


Image compression vector quantization SOM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheng-Fa Tsai
    • 1
  • Yu-Jiun Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management Information SystemsNational Pingtung University of Science and TechnologyPingtungTaiwan

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