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The linear regression model is a very attractive tool to design effective image interpolation schemes. Some regression-based image interpolation algorithms have been proposed in the literature, in which the objective functions are optimized by ordinary least squares (OLS). However, it is shown that interpolation with OLS may have some undesirable properties(More)
Arguably the most common cause of image degradation is compression. This papers presents a novel approach to restoring JPEG-compressed images. The main innovation is in the approach of exploiting residual redundancies of JPEG code streams and sparsity properties of latent images. The restoration is a sparse coding process carried out jointy in the DCT and.(More)
Although the scale of isotropic visual elements such as blobs and interest points, e.g. SIFT[12], has been well studied and adopted in various applications, how to determine the scale of anisotropic elements such as edges is still an open problem. In this paper, we study the scale of edges, and try to answer two questions: 1) what is the scale of edges, and(More)
Representation and measurement are two important issues for saliency models. Different with previous works that learnt sparse features from large scale natural statistics, we propose to learn features from short-term statistics of single images. For saliency measurement, we define background firing rate (BFR) for each sparse feature, and then we propose to(More)
In the large body of research literature on image restoration, very few papers were concerned with compression-induced degradations, although in practice, the most common cause of image degradation is compression. This paper presents a novel approach to restoring JPEG-compressed images. The main innovation is in the approach of exploiting residual(More)
Recent years have witnessed the growing popularity of hashing for efficient large-scale similarity search. It has been shown that the hashing quality could be boosted by hash function learning (HFL). In this paper, we study HFL in the context of multimodal data for cross-view similarity search. We present a novel multimodal HFL method, called Parametric(More)
Recovering images from corrupted observations is necessary for many real-world applications. In this paper, we propose a unified framework to perform progressive image recovery based on hybrid graph Laplacian regularized regression. We first construct a multiscale representation of the target image by Laplacian pyramid, then progressively recover the(More)
In many practical scenarios, image encryption has to be conducted prior to image compression. This has led to the problem of how to design a pair of image encryption and compression algorithms such that compressing the encrypted images can still be efficiently performed. In this paper, we design a highly efficient image encryption-then-compression (ETC)(More)
Images and videos are often captured in poor light conditions, resulting in low-contrast images that are corrupted by acquisition noise. To recreate a high-quality image for visual observation, the captured image must be denoised and contrastenhanced. Conventional methods perform these two tasks in two separate stages: an image is first denoised, followed(More)
Fusion of visual content with textual information is an effective way for both content-based and keyword-based image retrieval. However, the performance of visual & textual fusion is affected greatly by the data noise and redundancy in both text (such as surrounding text in HTML pages) and visual (such as intra-class diversity) aspects. This paper presents(More)