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Title: Fast image interpolation via random forests
Author(s): Siu, Wan Chi 
Author(s): Huang, J.-J.
Liu, T.-R.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: IEEE
Journal: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 
Volume: 24
Issue: 10
Start page: 3232
End page: 3245
This paper proposes a two-stage framework for fast image interpolation via random forests (FIRF). The proposed FIRF method gives high accuracy, as well as requires low computation. The underlying idea of this proposed work is to apply random forests to classify the natural image patch space into numerous subspaces and learn a linear regression model for each subspace to map the low-resolution image patch to high-resolution image patch. The FIRF framework consists of two stages. Stage 1 of the framework removes most of the ringing and aliasing artifacts in the initial bicubic interpolated image, while Stage 2 further refines the Stage 1 interpolated image. By varying the number of decision trees in the random forests and the number of stages applied, the proposed FIRF method can realize computationally scalable image interpolation. Extensive experimental results show that the proposed FIRF(3, 2) method achieves more than 0.3 dB improvement in peak signal-to-noise ratio over the state-of-the-art nonlocal autoregressive modeling (NARM) method. Moreover, the proposed FIRF(1, 1) obtains similar or better results as NARM while only takes its 0.3% computational time.
DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2015.2440751
CIHE Affiliated Publication: No
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