Image Completion by Diffusion Maps and Spectral Relaxation

@article{Gepshtein2013ImageCB,
  title={Image Completion by Diffusion Maps and Spectral Relaxation},
  author={Shai Gepshtein and Yosi Keller},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Image Processing},
  year={2013},
  volume={22},
  pages={2983-2994}
}
We present a framework for image inpainting that utilizes the diffusion framework approach to spectral dimensionality reduction. We show that on formulating the inpainting problem in the embedding domain, the domain to be inpainted is smoother in general, particularly for the textured images. Thus, the textured images can be inpainted through simple exemplar-based and variational methods. We discuss the properties of the induced smoothness and relate it to the underlying assumptions used in… 

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