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This paper presents a fast algorithm for a recurrent neural network that can restore a degraded image with fewer iterations and shorter processing time by using bound-constrained quadratic optimization (BCQO) and a weighted mask. The BCQO technique has already been used in signal restoration, however implementation of this method in image restoration requires considerable memory and it is computationally expensive. The proposed algorithm replaces the weight matrix of the network with a much smaller mask, thus reducing the processing time and requiring much less memory space. This algorithm produces better results than those obtained by Wiener filter, and achieves image restoration with less iterations compared to a modified Hopfield neural network.
Date of Conference: 18-21 Nov. 2001