Learning structured dictionaries for image representation
The dictionary approach to signal and image processing has been massively investigated in the last two decades, proving very attractive for a wide range of applications. The effectiveness of dictionary-based methods, however, is strongly influenced by the choice of the set of basis functions. Moreover the structure of the dictionary is of paramount importance regarding efficient implementation and practical applications such as image coding. In this work, an overcomplete code for sparse representation ofnatural images has been learnt from a set a real-world scenes. The functions found have been organized into a hierarchical structure. We take advantage of this representation of the dictionary, adopting a tree-structured greedy algorithm to build sparse approximations of images. Using this procedure, no a-priori constraint is imposed on the structure of the dictionary, allowing great flexibility in its design and lower computational complexity.
Record created on 2006-06-14, modified on 2016-08-08