Rate-distortion modeling for multiscale binary shape coding based on Markov random fields

Anthony Vetro, Yao Wang, Huifang Sun

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The purpose of this paper it to explore the relationship between the rate-distortion characteristics of multiscale binary shape and Markov random field (MRF) parameters. For coding, it is important that the input parameters that will be used to define this relationship be able to distinguish between the same shape at different scales, as well as different shapes at the same scale. In this work, we consider an MRF model, referred to as the Chien model, which accounts for high-order spatial interactions among pixels. We propose to use the statistical moments of the Chien model as input to a neural network to accurately predict the rate and distortion of the binary shape when coded at various scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-364
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Image Processing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2003


  • MPEG-4
  • Markov random fields
  • Multiscale
  • Rate distortion
  • Shape coding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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