Internal Statistics of a Single Natural Image

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Internal Statistics of a Single Natural Image
Statistics of ‘natural images’ provides useful priors for solving under-constrained problems in Computer Vision. Such statistics is usually obtained from large collections of natural images. We claim that the substantial internal data redundancy within a single natural image (e.g., recurrence of small image patches), gives rise to powerful internal statistics, obtained directly from the image itself. While internal patch recurrence has been used in various applications, we provide a parametric quantification of this property. We show that the likelihood of an image patch to recur at another image location can be expressed parametricly as a function of the spatial distance from the patch, and its gradient content. This “internal parametric prior” is used to improve existing algorithms that rely on patch recurrence. Moreover, we show that internal image-specific statistics is often more powerful than general external statistics, giving rise to more powerful image-specific pri...
Maria Zontak, Michal Irani
Added 20 Aug 2011
Updated 20 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CVPR
Authors Maria Zontak, Michal Irani
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