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Haze is one of the major factors that degrade outdoor images. Removing haze from a single image is known to be severely ill-posed, and assumptions made in previous methods do not hold in many situations. In this paper, we systematically investigate different haze-relevant features in a learning framework to identify the best feature combination for image(More)
In this paper, we are concerned with image downsampling using subpixel techniques to achieve superior sharpness for small liquid crystal displays (LCDs). Such a problem exists when a high-resolution image or video is to be displayed on low-resolution display terminals. Limited by the low-resolution display, we have to shrink the image. Signal-processing(More)
ward implementation of MMSE-SD is computational intensive. We thus prove that the solution is equivalent to a 2-D linear filter followed by DDSD, which is much simpler. We further reduce computational complexity using a small k × k filter to approximate the much larger MMSE-SD filter. To compare the performances of pixel and subpixel-based down-sampling(More)
In this paper we propose a simple yet effective image interpolation algorithm based on autoregressive model. Unlike existing algorithms which rely on low resolution pixels to estimate interpolation coefficients, we optimize the interpolation coefficients and high resolution pixel values jointly from one optimization problem. Although the two sets of(More)
We present a novel framework for tree-structure embedded density estimation and its fast approximation for mode seeking. The proposed method could find diverse applications in computer vision and feature space analysis. Given any undirected, connected and weighted graph, the density function is defined as a joint representation of the feature space and the(More)
Image colorization is the task to color a grayscale image with limited color cues. In this work, we present a novel method to perform image colorization using sparse representation. Our method first trains an over-complete dictionary in YUV color space. Then taking a grayscale image and a small subset of color pixels as inputs, our method colorizes(More)
In this paper, we propose Semi-Supervised pLSA(SSpLSA) for image classification. Compared with the classic non-supervised pLSA, our method overcomes the shortcoming of poor classification performance when the features of two categories are quite similar. By introducing category label information into EM algorithm, the iteration process can be directed(More)
Visual sensing, such as vision based localization, navigation, tracking, are crucial for intelligent robots, which have shown great advantage in many robotic applications. However, the market is still in lack of a powerful visual sensing platform to deal with most of the visual processing tasks. In this paper we introduce a powerful and efficient platform,(More)