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A review of image denoising algorithms, with a new one
 Simul
, 2005
"... Abstract. The search for efficient image denoising methods is still a valid challenge at the crossing of functional analysis and statistics. In spite of the sophistication of the recently proposed methods, most algorithms have not yet attained a desirable level of applicability. All show an outstand ..."
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Abstract. The search for efficient image denoising methods is still a valid challenge at the crossing of functional analysis and statistics. In spite of the sophistication of the recently proposed methods, most algorithms have not yet attained a desirable level of applicability. All show an outstanding performance when the image model corresponds to the algorithm assumptions but fail in general and create artifacts or remove image fine structures. The main focus of this paper is, first, to define a general mathematical and experimental methodology to compare and classify classical image denoising algorithms and, second, to propose a nonlocal means (NLmeans) algorithm addressing the preservation of structure in a digital image. The mathematical analysis is based on the analysis of the “method noise, ” defined as the difference between a digital image and its denoised version. The NLmeans algorithm is proven to be asymptotically optimal under a generic statistical image model. The denoising performance of all considered methods are compared in four ways; mathematical: asymptotic order of magnitude of the method noise under regularity assumptions; perceptualmathematical: the algorithms artifacts and their explanation as a violation of the image model; quantitative experimental: by tables of L 2 distances of the denoised version to the original image. The most powerful evaluation method seems, however, to be the visualization of the method noise on natural images. The more this method noise looks like a real white noise, the better the method.
Sparse representation for color image restoration
 the IEEE Trans. on Image Processing
, 2007
"... Sparse representations of signals have drawn considerable interest in recent years. The assumption that natural signals, such as images, admit a sparse decomposition over a redundant dictionary leads to efficient algorithms for handling such sources of data. In particular, the design of well adapted ..."
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Sparse representations of signals have drawn considerable interest in recent years. The assumption that natural signals, such as images, admit a sparse decomposition over a redundant dictionary leads to efficient algorithms for handling such sources of data. In particular, the design of well adapted dictionaries for images has been a major challenge. The KSVD has been recently proposed for this task [1], and shown to perform very well for various grayscale image processing tasks. In this paper we address the problem of learning dictionaries for color images and extend the KSVDbased grayscale image denoising algorithm that appears in [2]. This work puts forward ways for handling nonhomogeneous noise and missing information, paving the way to stateoftheart results in applications such as color image denoising, demosaicing, and inpainting, as demonstrated in this paper. EDICS Category: COLCOLR (Color processing) I.
Optimal spatial adaptation for patchbased image denoising
 IEEE Trans. Image Process
, 2006
"... Abstract—A novel adaptive and patchbased approach is proposed for image denoising and representation. The method is based on a pointwise selection of small image patches of fixed size in the variable neighborhood of each pixel. Our contribution is to associate with each pixel the weighted sum of da ..."
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Abstract—A novel adaptive and patchbased approach is proposed for image denoising and representation. The method is based on a pointwise selection of small image patches of fixed size in the variable neighborhood of each pixel. Our contribution is to associate with each pixel the weighted sum of data points within an adaptive neighborhood, in a manner that it balances the accuracy of approximation and the stochastic error, at each spatial position. This method is general and can be applied under the assumption that there exists repetitive patterns in a local neighborhood of a point. By introducing spatial adaptivity, we extend the work earlier described by Buades et al. which can be considered as an extension of bilateral filtering to image patches. Finally, we propose a nearly parameterfree algorithm for image denoising. The method is applied to both artificially corrupted (white Gaussian noise) and real images and the performance is very close to, and in some cases even surpasses, that of the already published denoising methods. I.
Unsupervised, informationtheoretic, adaptive image filtering for image restoration
 IEEE TRANS. PAMI
, 2006
"... Image restoration is an important and widely studied problem in computer vision and image processing. Various image filtering strategies have been effective, but invariably make strong assumptions about the properties of the signal and/or degradation. Hence, these methods lack the generality to be e ..."
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Image restoration is an important and widely studied problem in computer vision and image processing. Various image filtering strategies have been effective, but invariably make strong assumptions about the properties of the signal and/or degradation. Hence, these methods lack the generality to be easily applied to new applications or diverse image collections. This paper describes a novel unsupervised, informationtheoretic, adaptive filter (UINTA) that improves the predictability of pixel intensities from their neighborhoods by decreasing their joint entropy. In this way, UINTA automatically discovers the statistical properties of the signal and can thereby restore a wide spectrum of images. The paper describes the formulation to minimize the joint entropy measure and presents several important practical considerations in estimating neighborhood statistics. It presents a series of results on both real and synthetic data along with comparisons with current stateoftheart techniques, including novel applications to medical image processing.
Higherorder image statistics for unsupervised, informationtheoretic, adaptive, image filtering
 Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Computer Vision Pattern Recog. 2005. S.P. Awate and R.T
"... The restoration of images is an important and widely studied problem in computer vision and image processing. Various image filtering strategies have been effective, but invariably make strong assumptions about the properties of the signal and/or degradation. Therefore, these methods typically lack ..."
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The restoration of images is an important and widely studied problem in computer vision and image processing. Various image filtering strategies have been effective, but invariably make strong assumptions about the properties of the signal and/or degradation. Therefore, these methods typically lack the generality to be easily applied to new applications or diverse image collections. This paper describes a novel unsupervised, informationtheoretic, adaptive filter (UINTA) that improves the predictability of pixel intensities from their neighborhoods by decreasing the joint entropy between them. Thus UINTA automatically discovers the statistical properties of the signal and can thereby restore a wide spectrum of images and applications. This paper describes the formulation required to minimize the joint entropy measure, presents several important practical considerations in estimating imageregion statistics, and then presents results on both real and synthetic data. 1.
Joint sourcechannel coding error exponent for discrete communication systems with Markovian memory
 IEEE Trans. Info. Theory
, 2007
"... Abstract—We investigate the computation of Csiszár’s bounds for the joint source–channel coding (JSCC) error exponent of a communication system consisting of a discrete memoryless source and a discrete memoryless channel. We provide equivalent expressions for these bounds and derive explicit formula ..."
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Abstract—We investigate the computation of Csiszár’s bounds for the joint source–channel coding (JSCC) error exponent of a communication system consisting of a discrete memoryless source and a discrete memoryless channel. We provide equivalent expressions for these bounds and derive explicit formulas for the rates where the bounds are attained. These equivalent representations can be readily computed for arbitrary source–channel pairs via Arimoto’s algorithm. When the channel’s distribution satisfies a symmetry property, the bounds admit closedform parametric expressions. We then use our results to provide a systematic comparison between the JSCC error exponent and the tandem coding error exponent, which applies if the source and channel are separately coded. It is shown that 2. We establish conditions for which and for which =2. Numerical examples indicate that is close to2 for many source– channel pairs. This gain translates into a power saving larger than 2 dB for a binary source transmitted over additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channels and Rayleighfading channels with finite output quantization. Finally, we study the computation of the lossy JSCC error exponent under the Hamming distortion measure. Index Terms—Discrete memoryless sources and channels, error exponent, Fenchel’s duality, Hamming distortion measure, joint source–channel coding, randomcoding exponent, reliability function, spherepacking exponent, symmetric channels, tandem source and channel coding. I.
Realtime pattern matching using projection kernels
 IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell
, 2005
"... Abstract—A novel approach to pattern matching is presented in which time complexity is reduced by two orders of magnitude compared to traditional approaches. The suggested approach uses an efficient projection scheme which bounds the distance between a pattern and an image window using very few oper ..."
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Abstract—A novel approach to pattern matching is presented in which time complexity is reduced by two orders of magnitude compared to traditional approaches. The suggested approach uses an efficient projection scheme which bounds the distance between a pattern and an image window using very few operations on average. The projection framework is combined with a rejection scheme which allows rapid rejection of image windows that are distant from the pattern. Experiments show that the approach is effective even under very noisy conditions. The approach described here can also be used in classification schemes where the projection values serve as input features that are informative and fast to extract. Index Terms—Pattern matching, template matching, pattern detection, feature extraction, WalshHadamard. 1
An empirical bayes approach to contextual region classification
 In CVPR
, 2009
"... This paper presents a nonparametric approach to labeling of local image regions that is inspired by recent developments in informationtheoretic denoising. The chief novelty of this approach rests in its ability to derive an unsupervised contextual prior over image classes from unlabeled test data. ..."
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This paper presents a nonparametric approach to labeling of local image regions that is inspired by recent developments in informationtheoretic denoising. The chief novelty of this approach rests in its ability to derive an unsupervised contextual prior over image classes from unlabeled test data. Labeled training data is needed only to learn a local appearance model for image patches (although additional supervisory information can optionally be incorporated when it is available). Instead of assuming a parametric prior such as a Markov random field for the class labels, the proposed approach uses the empirical Bayes technique of statistical inversion to recover a contextual model directly from the test data, either as a spatially varying or as a globally constant prior distribution over the classes in the image. Results on two challenging datasets convincingly demonstrate that useful contextual information can indeed be learned from unlabeled data. 1.
Schemes for BiDirectional Modeling of Discrete Stationary Sources
, 2005
"... Adaptive models are developed to deal with bidirectional modeling of unknown discrete stationary sources, which can be generally applied to statistical inference problems such as noncausal universal discrete denoising that exploits bidirectional dependencies. Efficient algorithms for constructing ..."
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Adaptive models are developed to deal with bidirectional modeling of unknown discrete stationary sources, which can be generally applied to statistical inference problems such as noncausal universal discrete denoising that exploits bidirectional dependencies. Efficient algorithms for constructing those models are developed and implemented. Denoising is a primary focus of the application of those models, and we compare their performance to that of the DUDE algorithm [1] for universal discrete denoising.
Universal Denoising for the FiniteInputGeneralOutput Channel
 IEEE TRANS. INFORM. THEORY
, 2005
"... We consider the problem of reconstructing a finitealphabet signal corrupted by a known memoryless channel with a general output alphabet. The goodness of the reconstruction is measured by a given loss function. We (constructively) establish the existence of a universal (sequence of) denoiser(s) att ..."
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We consider the problem of reconstructing a finitealphabet signal corrupted by a known memoryless channel with a general output alphabet. The goodness of the reconstruction is measured by a given loss function. We (constructively) establish the existence of a universal (sequence of) denoiser(s) attaining asymptotically the optimum distributiondependent performance for any stationary source that may be generating the noiseless signal. We show, in fact, that there is a whole family of denoiser sequences with this property. These schemes are shown to be universal also in a semistochastic setting, where the only randomness assumed is that associated with the channel noise. The scheme is practical, with complexity O(n ) (for any # > 0) and working storage size sublinear in the input data length. This extends recent work that presented a discrete universal denoiser for recovering a discrete source corrupted by a DMC.