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Sparse least-squares prediction for intra image coding

Lucas, L. ; Rodrigues, Nuno M. M. ; Pagliari, C.L.P. ; Silva, E. ; Faria, S.M.M.

Sparse least-squares prediction for intra image coding, Proc IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP, Quebec, Canada, Vol. , pp. -, September, 2015.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ICIP.2015.7350973


This paper presents a new intra prediction method for efficient image coding, based on linear prediction and sparse representation concepts, denominated sparse least-squares prediction (SLSP). The proposed method uses a low order linear approximation model which may be built inside a predefined large causal region. The high flexibility of the SLSP filter context allows the inclusion of more significant image features into the model for better prediction results.
Experiments using an implementation of the proposed method in the state-of-the-art H.265/HEVC algorithm have shown that SLSP is able to improve the coding performance, specially in the presence of complex textures, achieving higher coding gains than other existing intra linear prediction methods.