Subspace learning in the presence of sparse structured outliers and noise

Shervin Minaee, Yao Wang

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Abstract

Subspace learning is an important problem, which has many applications in image and video processing. It can be used to find a low-dimensional representation of signals and images. But in many applications, the desired signal is heavily distorted by outliers and noise, which negatively affect the learned subspace. In this work, we present a novel algorithm for learning a subspace for signal representation, in the presence of structured outliers and noise. The proposed algorithm tries to jointly detect the outliers and learn the subspace for images. We present an alternating optimization algorithm for solving this problem, which iterates between learning the subspace and finding the outliers. This algorithm has been trained on a large number of image patches, and the learned subspace is used for image segmentation, and is shown to achieve better segmentation results than prior methods, including least absolute deviation fitting, k-means clustering based segmentation in DjVu, and shape primitive extraction and coding algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Dreams to Innovation, ISCAS 2017 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467368520
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 25 2017
Event50th IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2017 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: May 28 2017May 31 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
ISSN (Print)0271-4310

Other

Other50th IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period5/28/175/31/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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