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Approximation and compression of piecewise smooth images using a wavelet/wedgelet geometric model

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Approximation and compression of piecewise smooth images using a wavelet/wedgelet geometric model
Inherent to photograph-like images are two types of structures: large smooth regions and geometrically smooth edge contours separating those regions. Over the past years, efficient representations and algorithms have been developed that take advantage of each of these types of structure independently: quadtree models for 2D wavelets are well-suited for uniformly smooth images (C2 everywhere), while quadtree-organized wedgelet approximations are appropriate for purely geometrical images (containing nothing but C2 contours). This paper shows how to combine the wavelet and wedgelet representations in order to take advantage of both types of structure simultaneously. We show that the asymptotic approximation and rate-distortion performance of a wavelet-wedgelet representation on piecewise smooth images mirrors the performance of both wavelets (for uniformly smooth images) and wedgelets (for purely geometrical images). We also discuss an efficient algorithm for fitting the wavelet-wedgelet...
Justin K. Romberg, Michael B. Wakin, Richard G. Ba
Added 24 Oct 2009
Updated 27 Oct 2009
Type Conference
Year 2003
Where ICIP
Authors Justin K. Romberg, Michael B. Wakin, Richard G. Baraniuk
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