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Nonuniform image sampling and interpolation over deformed meshes and its hierarchical extension
Author(s): Ouseb Lee; Yao Wang
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Paper Abstract

To improve the reconstructed image quality with a given number of sampling points, nonuniform sampling is desired which adapts the sampling density according to the local bandwidth of the signal. Determination of optimal sampling positions and interpolation from nonuniform samples through the use of a coordinate mapping which converts nonuniform samples into points on a regular sampling lattice. We then introduce a nonuniform sampling scheme which embeds the samples in a generally deformed mesh structure that can be easily mapped to a regular sampling lattice. The optimal samples or the mesh is generated by minimizing the interpolation error. The numerical difficulty associated with dealing with nonuniform samples are circumvented by mapping all the operations to the master domain where the samples are uniformly distributed. With this scheme, in order to maintain the mesh topology, unnecessary nodes are usually allocated in large but smooth regions. For an improved sampling efficiency, a hierarchial nonuniform sampling scheme is also developed. Which embeds the samples in a generalized quadtree structure. Compared to its nonhierarchical counterpart, this scheme can reduce the numbers of samples significantly, under the same visual quality constraint.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2501, Visual Communications and Image Processing '95, (21 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206745
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Ouseb Lee, POSDATA Ltd. (South Korea)
Yao Wang, Polytechnic Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2501:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '95
Lance T. Wu, Editor(s)

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