Generalized variable dimensional set partitioning for embedded wavelet image compression

Debargha Mukherjee and Sanjit K. Mitra
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106.
Email: (debu, mitra)


vector enhancement of Said and Pearlman's Set Partitioning in Hierarchical Trees (SPIHT) methodology, named VSPIHT, has recently been proposed for embedded wavelet image compression. While the VSPIHT algorithm works better than scalar SPIHT for most images, a common vector dimension to use for coding an entire image may not be optimal. Since statistics vary widely within an image, a greater efficiency can be achieved if different vector dimensions are used for coding the wavelet coefficients from different portions of the image. We present a generalized methodology for developing a variable dimensional set partitioning coder, where different parts of an image may be coded in different vectoring modes, with different scale factors, and up to different number of passes. A Lagrangian rate-distortion criterion is used to make the optimum coding choices. Coding passes are made jointly for the vectoring modes to produce an embedded bitstream.
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Debargha Mukherjee, and Sanjit K. Mitra,
IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Phoenix, Arizona, Mar. 1999.
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