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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)
The bamboo-shaped carbon nanotubes were synthesized on a large scale through an ethanol thermal reduction process, in which ethanol was used as the carbon source and magnesium was used as the reductant. The toxic or corrosive reagents have been completely avoided. Furthermore, Y-junction carbon nanotubes obtained from our experiment can be used as the(More)
While feedforward deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have been a great success in computer vision, it is important to note that the human visual cortex generally contains more feedback than feedforward connections. In this paper, we will briefly introduce the background of feedbacks in the human visual cortex, which motivates us to develop a(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)
Relatively little information is available on quantitative risks of therapy-induced second malignant neoplasm (SMN) in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). A nested case-control study was conducted in a cohort of 3412 patients treated for NHL between 1990 and 2006, including 118 patients with SMN and 472 controls. Risks of(More)