dc.contributor.authorMa, Siwei
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Xinfeng
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jian
dc.contributor.authorJia, Chuanmin
dc.contributor.authorWang, Shiqi
dc.contributor.authorGao, Wen
dc.identifier.citationMa, S., Zhang, X., Zhang, J., Jia, C., Wang, S., & Gao, W. (2016). Nonlocal In-Loop Filter: The Way Toward Next-Generation Video Coding? IEEE MultiMedia, 23(2), 16-26.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn-loop filtering has emerged as an essential coding tool since H.264/AVC, due to its delicate design, which reduces different kinds of compression artifacts. However, existing in-loop filters rely only on local image correlations, largely ignoring nonlocal similarities. In this article, the authors explore the design philosophy of in-loop filters and discuss their vision for the future of in-loop filter research by examining the potential of nonlocal similarities. Specifically, the group-based sparse representation, which jointly exploits an image's local and nonlocal self-similarities, lays a novel and meaningful groundwork for in-loop filter design. Hard- and soft-thresholding filtering operations are applied to derive the sparse parameters that are appropriate for compression artifact reduction. Experimental results show that this in-loop filter design can significantly improve the compression performance of the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard, leading us in a new direction for improving compression efficiency.en_US
dc.format.extent9 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIEEE MultiMediaen_US
dc.rights© 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MMUL.2016.16].en_US
dc.subjectImage codingen_US
dc.subjectImage reconstructionen_US
dc.titleNonlocal In-Loop Filter: The Way Toward Next-Generation Video Coding?en_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Electrical and Electronic Engineeringen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen_US

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