Pel Adaptive Predictive Coding Based on Image Segmentation for Lossless Compression

Takayuki NAKACHI
Tatsuya FUJII

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E82-A    No.6    pp.1037-1046
Publication Date: 1999/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Digital Signal Processing
lossless coding,  predictive coding,  super high definition images,  image segmentation,  

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In this paper, we propose an adaptive predictive coding method based on image segmentation for lossless compression. MAR (Multiplicative Autoregressive) predictive coding is an efficient lossless compression scheme. Predictors of the MAR model can be adapted to changes in the local image statistics due to its local image processing. However, the performance of the MAR method is reduced when applied to images whose local statistics change within the block-by-block subdivided image. Furthermore, side-information such as prediction coefficients must be transmitted to the decoder with each block. In order to enhance the compression performance, we improve the MAR coding method by using image segmentation. The proposed MAR predictor can be adapted to the local statistics of the image efficiently at each pixel. Furthermore, less side-information need be transmitted compared with the conventional MAR method.

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