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In this paper, we present a method of creating domain-based multiple descriptions of images and video. These descriptions are created by partitioning the transform domain of the signal into sets whose points are maximally separated from each other. This property enables simple error concealment methods to produce good estimates of lost signal samples. We(More)
In this paper, we present an adaptive maximum a posteriori (MAP) error concealment algorithm for dispersively packetized wavelet-coded images. We model the subbands of a wavelet-coded image as Markov random fields, and use the edge characteristics in a particular subband, and regularity properties of subband/wavelet samples across scales, to adapt the(More)
In this paper, we present a pixel-wise unified rate quantization (R-Q) model for a low-complexity rate control on configurable coding units of high efficiency video coding (HEVC). In the case of HEVC, which employs hierarchical coding block structure, multiple R-Q models can be employed for the various block sizes. However, we found that the ratios of(More)
—A home-based intelligent energy conservation system needs to know what appliances (or loads) are being used in the home and when they are being used in order to provide intelligent feedback or to make intelligent decisions. This analysis task is known as load disaggregation or non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM). The datasets used for NILM research(More)
In region-of-interest (ROI)-based video coding, ROI parts of the frame are encoded with higher quality than non-ROI parts. At low bit rates, such encoding may produce attention-grabbing coding artifacts, which may draw viewer's attention away from ROI, thereby degrading visual quality. In this paper, we present a saliency-aware video compression method for(More)
This correspondence describes a publicly available database of eye-tracking data, collected on a set of standard video sequences that are frequently used in video compression, processing, and transmission simulations. A unique feature of this database is that it contains eye-tracking data for both the first and second viewings of the sequence. We have made(More)
Visual saliency has been shown to depend on the unpredictability of the visual stimulus given its surround. Various previous works have advocated the equivalence between stimulus saliency and uncompressibility. We propose a direct measure of this quantity, namely the number of bits required by an optimal video compressor to encode a given video patch, and(More)
Global motion estimation (GME) from motion vector (MV) field in compressed domain greatly reduces the complexity of conventional pixel-based GME. However, outlier MVs, caused by noise or foreground objects, may reduce the accuracy of MV-based GME. In this paper, we propose a cascade-of-rejectors approach for removing MV outliers to achieve efficient and(More)
Despite the recent progress in both pixel-domain and compressed-domain video object tracking, the need for a tracking framework with both reasonable accuracy and reasonable complexity still exists. This paper presents a method for tracking moving objects in H.264/AVC-compressed video sequences using a spatio-temporal Markov random field (ST-MRF) model. An(More)