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Practical multi-resolution source coding: TSVQ revisited

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1 Author(s)
Effros, M. ; California Inst. of Technol., Pasadena, CA, USA

Consider a multi-resolution source code for describing a stationary source at L resolutions. The description at the first resolution is given at rate R1 and achieves an expected distortion no greater than D1. The description at the second resolution includes both the first description and a refining description of rate R2 and achieves expected distortion no greater than D2, and so on. Previously derived multi-resolution source coding bounds describe the family of achievable rate and distortion vectors ((R1, R2, ..., RL ), (D1, D2, DL)). By examining these multi-resolution rate-distortion bounds, we gain insight into the problem of practical multi-resolution source coding. These insights lead to a new multi-resolution source code based on the tree-structured vector quantizer. This paper covers the algorithm, its optimal design, and preliminary experimental results

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Data Compression Conference, 1998. DCC '98. Proceedings

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30 Mar-1 Apr 1998