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A Bayesian approach to image expansion for improved definition

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2 Author(s)
R. R. Schultz ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Notre Dame Univ., IN, USA ; R. L. Stevenson

Accurate image expansion is important in many areas of image analysis. Common methods of expansion, such as linear and spline techniques, tend to smooth the image data at edge regions. This paper introduces a method for nonlinear image expansion which preserves the discontinuities of the original image, producing an expanded image with improved definition. The maximum a posteriori (MAP) estimation techniques that are proposed for noise-free and noisy images result in the optimization of convex functionals. The expanded images produced from these methods will be shown to be aesthetically and quantitatively superior to images expanded by the standard methods of replication, linear interpolation, and cubic B-spline expansion

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IEEE Transactions on Image Processing  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 3 )