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IEEE TMM Article

It is a research hotspot to restore decoded videos with existing bitstreams by applying deep neural network to improve compression efficiency at decoder-end. Existing research has verified that the utilization of redundancy at decoder-end, which is underused by the encoder, can bring an increase of compression efficiency.

Wavelet transform is a powerful tool for multiresolution time-frequency analysis. It has been widely adopted in many image processing tasks, such as denoising, enhancement, fusion, and especially compression. Wavelets lead to the successful image coding standard JPEG-2000.

In this paper, a novel single image super-resolution (SR) method based on progressive-iterative approximation is proposed. To preserve textures and clear edges, the image SR reconstruction is treated as an image progressive-iterative fitting procedure and achieved by iterative interpolation. 

In High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), multiple-QP (quantization parameter) optimization can adapt to a local video content. However, the multiple-QP implementation in the HEVC reference software (HM 16.6) achieves the best QP value for each coding block with a large amount of computational complexity.

Recent efforts have been made on acoustic scene classification in the audio signal processing community. In contrast, few studies have been conducted on acoustic scene clustering, which is a newly emerging problem. Acoustic scene clustering aims at merging the audio recordings of the same class of acoustic scene into a single cluster without using prior information and training classifiers. In this study, we propose a method for acoustic scene clustering that jointly optimizes the procedures of feature learning and clustering iteration.

Conventional video saliency detection methods frequently follow the common bottom-up thread to estimate video saliency within the short-term fashion. As a result, such methods can not avoid the obstinate accumulation of errors when the collected low-level clues are constantly ill-detected. Also, being noticed that a portion of video frames, which are not nearby the current video frame over the time axis, may potentially benefit the saliency detection in the current video frame.

Recent advances in image acquisition and analysis have resulted in disruptive innovation in physical rehabilitation systems facilitating cost-effective, portable, video-based gait assessment. While these inexpensive motion capture systems, suitable for home rehabilitation, do not generally provide accurate kinematics measurements on their own, image processing algorithms ensure gait analysis that is accurate enough for rehabilitation programs. 

With the development of cloud storage and privacy protection, reversible data hiding in encrypted images (RDHEI) has attracted increasing attention as a technology that can: embed additional data in the image encryption domain, ensure that the embedded data can be extracted error-free, and the original image can be restored losslessly. 

Image compression has been an important research topic for many decades. Recently, deep learning has achieved great success in many computer vision tasks, and its use in image compression has gradually been increasing. In this paper, we present an energy compaction-based image compression architecture using a convolutional autoencoder (CAE) to achieve high coding efficiency. 

Light field (LF) imaging enables new possibilities for digital imaging, such as digital refocusing, changing of focus plane, changing of viewpoint, scene-depth estimation, and 3D scene reconstruction, by capturing both spatial and angular information of light rays. However, one main problem in dealing with LF data is its sheer volume.


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