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A comparison of several vector quantization codebook generation approaches

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2 Author(s)
Huang, C.-M. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Utah State Univ., Logan, UT, USA ; Harris, R.W.

A review and a performance comparison of several often-used vector quantization (VQ) codebook generation algorithms are presented. The codebook generation algorithms discussed include the Linde-Buzo-Gray (LBG) binary-splitting algorithm, the pairwise nearest-neighbor algorithm, the simulated annealing algorithm, and the fuzzy c-means clustering analysis algorithm. A new directed-search binary-splitting method which reduces the complexity of the LBG algorithm, is presented. Also, a new initial codebook selection method which can obtain a good initial codebook is presented. By using this initial codebook selection algorithm, the overall LBG codebook generation time can be reduced by a factor of 1.5-2

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Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 1 )