Alexandre Zaghetto

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— H.264/AVC is the newest, state-of-the-art, video compression standard. Recently adopted, it leads to substantial performance improvement compared to other existing standards. In this paper we want to explore less known features of the H.264/AVC that were not the main intent of the standard. We begin by showing a few comparisons as examples of how the(More)
In this paper, we explore H.264/AVC operating in intraframe mode to compress a mixed image, i.e., composed of text, graphics, and pictures. Even though mixed contents (compound) documents usually require the use of multiple compressors, we apply a single compressor for both text and pictures. For that, distortion is taken into account differently between(More)
The Mixed Raster Content (MRC) document compression standard (ITU T.44) specifies a multi-layer multi-resolution representation of a compound document. The model is very efficient for representing sharp text and graphics onto a background. However, since the mask layer is binary, it is difficult to deal with scanned data and soft edges. The edge transitions(More)
The Mixed Raster Content (MRC) ITU document compression standard (T.44) specifies a multi-layer representation of a compound document. It is expected that higher compression can be achieved if more efficient compression standards are used to compress each layer. In this paper we present an MRC compound document codec that uses H.264/AVC operating in IN-TRA(More)
The emerging video coding standard, HEVC, was developed to replace the current standard, H.264/AVC. However, in order to promote inter-operability with existing systems using the H.264/AVC, transcoding from H.264/AVC to the HEVC codec is highly needed. This paper presents a transcoding solution that uses machine learning techniques in order to map H.264/AVC(More)
This paper proposes a hybrid pattern matching/transform-based compression method for scanned documents. The idea is to use regular video interframe prediction as a pattern matching algorithm that can be applied to document coding. We show that this interpretation may generate residual data that can be efficiently compressed by a transform-based encoder. The(More)
The mixed raster content (MRC) document-compression standard (ITU T.44) specifies a multilayer representation of a document image. The model is very efficient for representing sharp text and graphics over a background. However, its binary selection layer compromises the representation of scanned data and soft edges. Typical segmentation algorithms that(More)