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IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

Issue 6 • Date June 2004

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology publication information

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  • Optimal content-based video decomposition for interactive video navigation

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):757 - 775
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    In this paper, an interactive framework for navigating video sequences is presented using an optimal content-based video decomposition scheme. In particular, each video sequence is analyzed at different content resolution levels, creating a hierarchy from the lowest (coarse) to the highest (fine) resolution. This content hierarchy is represented as a tree structure, each level of which corresponds... View full abstract»

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  • Robust segmentation and tracking of colored objects in video

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):776 - 781
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    Segmenting and tracking of objects in video is of great importance for video-based encoding, surveillance, and retrieval. However, the inherent difficulty of object segmentation and tracking is to distinguish changes in the displacement of objects from disturbing effects such as noise and illumination changes. Therefore, in this paper, we formulate a color-based deformable model which is robust ag... View full abstract»

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  • Video object segmentation using Bayes-based temporal tracking and trajectory-based region merging

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):782 - 795
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    A novel unsupervised video object segmentation algorithm is presented, aiming to segment a video sequence to objects: spatiotemporal regions representing a meaningful part of the sequence. The proposed algorithm consists of three stages: initial segmentation of the first frame using color, motion, and position information, based on a variant of the K-means-with-connectivity-constraint algorithm; a... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic moving object extraction for content-based applications

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):796 - 812
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    Rapid developments in the Internet and multimedia applications allow us to access large amounts of image and video data. While significant progress has been made in digital data compression, content-based functionalities are still quite limited. Many existing techniques in content-based retrieval are based on global visual features extracted from the entire image. In order to provide more efficien... View full abstract»

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  • Real-time object segmentation and coding for selective-quality video communications

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):813 - 824
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    The MPEG-4 standard enables the representation of video as a collection of objects. This paper describes an automatic system that exploits such a representation. Our system consists of two parts: real-time content extraction algorithms and a real-time multi-object rate control method. We present two approaches to content extraction: foreground segmentation based on two cameras and face segmentatio... View full abstract»

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  • An encoder-decoder texture replacement method with application to content-based movie coding

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):825 - 840
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    In this paper, we exploit the stylistic characteristics of high-quality entertainment movie sequences in terms of their textured background for coding purposes. More specifically, we propose a content-based coding method by texture replacement. At the encoder, texture is removed from selected regions of the original frames. The resulting frames with the texture removed and the parameters of the re... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive media playout for low-delay video streaming over error-prone channels

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):841 - 851
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    When media is streamed over best-effort networks, media data is buffered at the client to protect against playout interruptions due to packet losses and random delays. While the likelihood of an interruption decreases as more data is buffered, the latency that is introduced increases. In this paper we show how adaptive media playout (AMP), the variation of the playout speed of media frames dependi... View full abstract»

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  • An efficient recursive shortest spanning tree algorithm using linking properties

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):852 - 863
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    Speed is a great concern in the recursive shortest spanning tree (RSST) algorithm as its applications are focused on image segmentation and video coding, in which a large amount of data is processed. Several efficient RSST algorithms have been proposed in the literature, but the linking properties are not properly addressed and used in these algorithms and they are intended to produce a truncated ... View full abstract»

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  • Modified TMN8 rate control for low-delay video communications

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):864 - 868
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    The existing macroblock-layer rate control schemes in the literature calculate quantization parameters of all macroblocks (MBs) in a frame in a raster scan order, and then encode the MBs in the same order. Actually, the quantization distortion is heavily dependent upon the coding order of MBs. This work investigates the relationship between quantization distortion and the coding order. Then we pre... View full abstract»

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  • Linear rate-distortion models for MPEG-4 shape coding

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):869 - 873
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    In this letter, we explore the rate-distortion (R-D) characteristics of binary shape information in the MPEG-4 standard. The shape coding scheme is a block-based context-based arithmetic encoding approach and distortion is introduced by down and up sampling. Generally, the shape bit rate and nonnormalized distortion increase in proportion with the number of border blocks. At any given resolution s... View full abstract»

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  • Mode-based error-resilient techniques for the robust communication of MPEG-4 video

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):874 - 879
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    Transmission of compressed video over error-prone channels requires techniques that are efficient in compressing the video and are robust against the channel errors. The application of MPEG-4 can conform to the bandwidth limitation, but the highly compressed bits will be more susceptible to noise errors. In this paper, we present a mode-based error detection (MED) technique and a mode-based unequa... View full abstract»

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  • Dictionary design for matching pursuit and application to motion-compensated video coding

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):880 - 886
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    We present a new algorithm for matching pursuit (MP) dictionary design. This technique uses existing vector-quantization design techniques and an inner product-based distortion measure to learn functions from a set of training patterns. While this scheme can be applied to many MP applications, we focus on motion-compensated video coding. Given a set of training sequences, data are extracted from t... View full abstract»

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  • An efficient arbitrary downsizing algorithm for video transcoding

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):887 - 891
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    When delivering video over communication networks, it is required to transcode the precoded video content to meet the demands of a broad range of end users with different bandwidths and resource constraints. One solution to transmit video over bandwidth-constrained channels is to reduce the spatial resolution of video frames and transmit a low-resolution version of the video as a tradeoff for the ... View full abstract»

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  • Image scrambling without bandwidth expansion

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):892 - 897
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    Image-scrambling schemes are designed to render the image content unintelligible. Wyner has proposed an elegant one-dimensional (1-D) scrambling scheme without bandwidth expansion, making use of the discrete prolate spheroidal sequences (DPSS). The DPSS are optimal regarding their energy concentration in a given frequency subband. In this paper, we propose the two-dimensional (2-D) extension and a... View full abstract»

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  • Global elimination algorithm and architecture design for fast block matching motion estimation

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):898 - 907
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    This paper presents a new block matching motion estimation algorithm and its VLSI architecture design. The proposed global elimination algorithm (GEA) was derived from successive elimination algorithm (SEA), which can skip unnecessary sum of absolute difference (SAD) calculation by comparing minimum SAD with subsampled SAD (SSAD). Our basic idea is to separate the decision of early termination and... View full abstract»

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  • A fast binary motion estimation algorithm for MPEG-4 shape coding

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):908 - 913
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    This paper presents a fast binary motion estimation (BME) algorithm using diamond search pattern for MPEG-4 shape coding, which is the key technology for supporting the content-based video coding. Based on the properties of binary shape information, a boundary mask for efficient search positions can be generated. Therefore, a large number of search points can be skipped. Simulation results show th... View full abstract»

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  • Demosaicked image postprocessing using local color ratios

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):914 - 920
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    A postprocessing method for the correction of visual demosaicking artifacts is introduced. The restored, full-color images previously obtained by cost-effective color filter array interpolators are processed to improve their visual quality. Based on a localized color ratio model and the original underlying Bayer pattern structure, the proposed solution impressively removes false colors while maint... View full abstract»

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The emphasis is focused on, but not limited to:
1. image/video processing
2. image/video analysis and computer vision
3. image/video compression
4. image/video communication
5. image/video storage
6. image/video hardware/software systems
7. image/video applications 

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Dan Schonfeld
Multimedia Communications Laboratory
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University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
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Jaqueline Zelkowitz
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