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enhancement

[en′hans·mənt]
(computer science)
A substantial increase in the capabilities of hardware or software.
(electronics)
An increase in the density of charged carriers in a particular region of a semiconductor.

enhancement

(1)
A change to a product which is intended to make it better in some way, e.g. new functions, faster, or occasionally more compatible with other systems. Enhancements to hardware components, especially integrated circuits often mean they are smaller and less demanding of resources. Sadly, this is almost never true of software enhancements.

enhancement

(2)
Marketroid-speak for a bug fix. This abuse of language is a popular and time-tested way to turn incompetence into increased revenue. A hacker being ironic would instead call the fix a feature, or perhaps save some effort by declaring "That's not a bug, that's a feature!".

enhancement

Any improvement made to a software package or hardware device. Sometimes enhancements are really bug fixes in disguise.
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We evaluate the performance of the proposed method in this section, where W-DCT-IF using the PTI is compared with various conventional interpolation methods [1]-[3], [7], [8], [10], [17] from the viewpoint of edge enhancement. When PTI is used, the number (L) of training images is set to 20.
Salembier, "Edge enhancement algorithm based on the wavelet transform for automatic edge detection in SAR images," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol.
Other controls include Fine Detail Enhancement, which extracts fine detail in low resolution or compressed video images, and Edge Enhancement, which sharpen edges without adding ringing or halos to the image.
The goal is to provide a "read-ready" image with consistent attributes (eg, similar gray-scale latitude, edge enhancement, and brightness) regardless of whether the image followed the DR or the CR chain.
(2,6,7,10) These processing algorithms include point processing operations such as gray scale processing (windowing, image subtraction and temporal averaging); local processing operations such as spatial filtering, edge enhancement and smoothing; and global operations such as the Fourier transform.
Users can adjust backlight compensation, iris settings, motion detection, white bala nce, AGO, and edge enhancement compensation.
The RICOH Aficio 150 provides optional 15 pages-per-minute (ppm) network printing capabilities at 600 dpi with edge enhancement technology.
-- Emboss, mosaic and edge enhancement and noise filters
Studies of the lateral eye have provided us with the concepts of adapting quantal bumps in response to the absorption of a single photon (1, 2), lateral inhibition as a mechanism of edge enhancement (3), and circadian modulation of retinal function (4) as a component of visually guided behaviors (5).