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IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

Issue 12 • Date Dec. 2006

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):C1 - C4
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  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing publication information

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): C2
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  • From the Editor-in-Chief

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3625 - 3626
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  • Progressive Transmission of Images Over Fading Channels Using Rate-Compatible LDPC Codes

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3627 - 3635
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    In this paper, we propose a combined source/channel coding scheme for transmission of images over fading channels. The proposed scheme employs rate-compatible low-density parity-check codes along with embedded image coders such as JPEG2000 and set partitioning in hierarchical trees (SPIHT). The assignment of channel coding rates to source packets is performed by a fast trellis-based algorithm. We ... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy Rank LUM Filters

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3636 - 3654
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    The rank information of samples is widely utilized in nonlinear signal processing algorithms. Recently developed fuzzy transformation theory introduces the concept of fuzzy ranks, which incorporates sample spread (or sample diversity) information into the sample ranking framework. Thus, the fuzzy rank reflects a sample's rank, as well as its similarity to the other sample (namely, joint rank order... View full abstract»

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  • Multiscale Hybrid Linear Models for Lossy Image Representation

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3655 - 3671
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    In this paper, we introduce a simple and efficient representation for natural images. We view an image (in either the spatial domain or the wavelet domain) as a collection of vectors in a high-dimensional space. We then fit a piece-wise linear model (i.e., a union of affine subspaces) to the vectors at each downsampling scale. We call this a multiscale hybrid linear model for the image. The model ... View full abstract»

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  • Improvement of DCT-Based Compression Algorithms Using Poisson's Equation

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3672 - 3689
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    We propose two new image compression-decompression methods that reproduce images with better visual fidelity, less blocking artifacts, and better PSNR, particularly in low bit rates, than those processed by the JPEG Baseline method at the same bit rates. The additional computational cost is small, i.e., linearly proportional to the number of pixels in an input image. The first method, the "full mo... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of Superimposed Oriented Patterns

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3690 - 3700
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    Estimation of local orientation in images may be posed as the problem of finding the minimum gray-level variance axis in a local neighborhood. In bivariate images, the solution is given by the eigenvector corresponding to the smaller eigenvalue of a 2times2 tensor. For an ideal single orientation, the tensor is rank-deficient, i.e., the smaller eigenvalue vanishes. A large minimal eigenvalue signa... View full abstract»

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  • 3-D Discrete Analytical Ridgelet Transform

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3701 - 3714
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    In this paper, we propose an implementation of the 3-D Ridgelet transform: the 3-D discrete analytical Ridgelet transform (3-D DART). This transform uses the Fourier strategy for the computation of the associated 3-D discrete Radon transform. The innovative step is the definition of a discrete 3-D transform with the discrete analytical geometry theory by the construction of 3-D discrete analytical... View full abstract»

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  • Blind Deconvolution Using a Variational Approach to Parameter, Image, and Blur Estimation

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3715 - 3727
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    Following the hierarchical Bayesian framework for blind deconvolution problems, in this paper, we propose the use of simultaneous autoregressions as prior distributions for both the image and blur, and gamma distributions for the unknown parameters (hyperparameters) of the priors and the image formation noise. We show how the gamma distributions on the unknown hyperparameters can be used to preven... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient Huber-Markov Edge-Preserving Image Restoration

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3728 - 3735
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    The regularization of the least-squares criterion is an effective approach in image restoration to reduce noise amplification. To avoid the smoothing of edges, edge-preserving regularization using a Gaussian Markov random field (GMRF) model is often used to allow realistic edge modeling and provide stable maximum a posteriori (MAP) solutions. However, this approach is computationally demanding bec... View full abstract»

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  • Image Denoising Via Sparse and Redundant Representations Over Learned Dictionaries

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3736 - 3745
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    We address the image denoising problem, where zero-mean white and homogeneous Gaussian additive noise is to be removed from a given image. The approach taken is based on sparse and redundant representations over trained dictionaries. Using the K-SVD algorithm, we obtain a dictionary that describes the image content effectively. Two training options are considered: using the corrupted image itself,... View full abstract»

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  • Generating Stochastic Dispersed and Periodic Clustered Textures Using a Composite Hybrid Screen

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3746 - 3758
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    In electrophotographic printing, a periodic clustered-dot halftone pattern is preferred for a smooth and stable result. In addition, the screen frequency should be high enough to minimize the visibility of the halftone textures and to ensure good detail rendition. However, at these frequencies, the halftone cell may contain too few pixels to provide a sufficient number of distinct gray levels. Thi... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic Object Extraction Over Multiscale Edge Field for Multimedia Retrieval

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3759 - 3772
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    In this work, we focus on automatic extraction of object boundaries from Canny edge field for the purpose of content-based indexing and retrieval over image and video databases. A multiscale approach is adopted where each successive scale provides further simplification of the image by removing more details, such as texture and noise, while keeping major edges. At each stage of the simplification,... View full abstract»

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  • Multiple Exemplar-Based Facial Image Retrieval Using Independent Component Analysis

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3773 - 3783
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    In this paper, we design a content-based image retrieval system where multiple query examples can be used to indicate the need to retrieve not only images similar to the individual examples, but also those images which actually represent a combination of the content of query images. We propose a scheme for representing content of an image as a combination of features from multiple examples. This s... View full abstract»

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  • Rotation Moment Invariants for Recognition of Symmetric Objects

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3784 - 3790
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    In this paper, a new set of moment invariants with respect to rotation, translation, and scaling suitable for recognition of objects having N-fold rotation symmetry are presented. Moment invariants described earlier cannot be used for this purpose because most moments of symmetric objects vanish. The invariants proposed here are based on complex moments. Their independence and completeness are pro... View full abstract»

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  • Layered Wyner–Ziv Video Coding

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3791 - 3803
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    Following recent theoretical works on successive Wyner-Ziv coding (WZC), we propose a practical layered Wyner-Ziv video coder using the DCT, nested scalar quantization, and irregular LDPC code based Slepian-Wolf coding (or lossless source coding with side information at the decoder). Our main novelty is to use the base layer of a standard scalable video coder (e.g., MPEG-4/H.26L FGS or H.263+) as ... View full abstract»

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  • Use of Fresnelets for Phase-Shifting Digital Hologram Compression

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3804 - 3811
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    Fresnelets are wavelet-like base functions specially tailored for digital holography applications. We introduce their use in phase-shifting interferometry (PSI) digital holography for the compression of such holographic data. Two compression methods are investigated. One uses uniform quantization of the Fresnelet coefficients followed by lossless coding, and the other uses set portioning in hierar... View full abstract»

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  • Video Compression Using Spatiotemporal Regularity Flow

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3812 - 3823
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    We propose a new framework in wavelet video coding to improve the compression rate by exploiting the spatiotemporal regularity of the data. A sequence of images creates a spatiotemporal volume. This volume is said to be regular along the directions in which the pixels vary the least, hence the entropy is the lowest. The wavelet decomposition of regularized data results in a fewer number of signifi... View full abstract»

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  • Feature Extraction Using Recursive Cluster-Based Linear Discriminant With Application to Face Recognition

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3824 - 3832
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    A novel recursive procedure for extracting discriminant features, termed recursive cluster-based linear discriminant (RCLD), is proposed in this paper. Compared to the traditional Fisher linear discriminant (FLD) and its variations, RCLD has a number of advantages. First of all, it relaxes the constraint on the total number of features that can be extracted. Second, it fully exploits all informati... View full abstract»

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  • List of reviewers

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3833 - 3838
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  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing Edics

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 3839
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  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3840 - 3841
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  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 3842
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  • 2006 Index

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3843 - 3872
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IEEE Transactions on Image Processing focuses on signal-processing aspects of image processing, imaging systems, and image scanning, display, and printing.

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Scott Acton
University of Virginia
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