Exemplar-Based Inpainting Driven by Feature Vectors and Region Segmentation

Jinki PARK  Jaehwa PARK  Young-Bin KWON  Chan-Gun LEE  Ho-Hyun PARK  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E98-D   No.4   pp.972-975
Publication Date: 2015/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2014EDL8201
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Image Processing and Video Processing
Keyword: 
exemplar-based inpainting,  Harris corner,  feature vector,  region segmentation,  

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Summary: 
A new exemplar-based inpainting method which effectively preserves global structures and textures in the restored region driven by feature vectors is presented. Exemplars that belong to the source region are segmented based on their features. To express characteristics of exemplars such as shapes of structures and smoothness of textures, the Harris corner response and the variance of pixel values are employed as a feature vector. Enhancements on restoration plausibility and processing speedup are achieved as shown in the experiments.