Predictive Vector Quantization of Images

Hsueh-Ming Hang*, John W. Woods

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    New image coding schemes based on a predictive vector quantization (PVQ) approach are presented. The predictive part of the encoder is used to partially remove redundancy, and the VQ part further removes the residual redundancy and selects good quantization levels for the global waveform. Two implementations of this coding approach have been devised, namely, sliding block PVQ and block tree PVQ. Simulations on real images show significant improvement over the conventional DPCM and tree codes using these new techniques. The strong robustness property of these coding schemes is also experimentally demonstrated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1208-1219
    Number of pages12
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
    Issue number11
    StatePublished - 1 Nov 1985


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