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Improving MAP arithmetic decoding of H.264 intra modes using residual redundancy
Author(s): Hossein Kourkchi; William E. Lynch; M. Omair Ahmad
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an improved MAP decoder to be used for joint source-channel arithmetic decoding for H.264 symbols. The proposed decoder uses not only the intentional redundancy inserted via a forbidden symbol but also exploits residual redundancy by a syntax checker. A breadth-first suboptimal sequential MAP decoder is employed. The decoder eliminates paths in the decoding tree that result in invalid syntax or that decode a forbidden symbol. In contrast to previous methods, this is done as each channel bit is decoded. Simulations using intra prediction modes show improvements in error rates, for example, syntax element error rate reduction by an order of magnitude for channel SNR of 7.33dB. The cost of this improvement is more computational complexity spent on the syntax checking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9631, Seventh International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2015), 963126 (6 July 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2196976
Show Author Affiliations
Hossein Kourkchi, Concordia Univ. (Canada)
William E. Lynch, Concordia Univ. (Canada)
M. Omair Ahmad, Concordia Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9631:
Seventh International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2015)
Charles M. Falco; Xudong Jiang, Editor(s)

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