scalar quantization


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scalar quantization

[¦skā·lər ‚kwän·tə′zā·shən]
(computer science)
A data compression technique in which a value is presented (in approximation) by the closest, in some mathematical sense, of a predefined set of allowable values.
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But the general scalar quantization (figure 3(a)) may cause great mistake because of the fixed interval of the quantizing template.
The Wavelet Scalar Quantization (WSQ) algorithm was developed as the compression technique to be used.
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