Sparse Sequential Generalization of K-means for dictionary training on noisy signals
Sahoo, Sujit Kumar
Date of Issue2016
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Noise incursion is an inherent problem in dictionary training on noisy samples. Therefore, enforcing a structural constrain on the dictionary will be useful for a stable dictionary training. Recently, a sparse dictionary with predefined sparsity has been proposed as a structural constraint. However, a fixed sparsity can become too rigid to adapt to the training samples. In order to address this issue, this article proposes a better solution through sparse Sequential Generalization of K-means (SGK). The beauty of the sparse-SGK is that it does not enforce a predefined rigid structure on the dictionary. Instead, a flexible sparse structure automatically emerges out of the training samples depending on the amount of noise. In addition, a variation of sparse-SGK using an orthogonal base dictionary is proposed for a quicker training. The advantages of sparse-SGK are demonstrated via 3-D image denoising. The experimental results confirm that sparse-SGK has better denoising performance and it takes lesser training time.
© 2016 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Signal Processing, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sigpro.2016.05.036].