Marginal analysis prioritization for image compression based on a hierarchical wavelet decomposition Conference Paper uri icon


  • Pyramidal and hierarchical image decompositions have been widely used for image compression in conjunction with a variety of quantization schemes. Recently, a number of promising tree-structured quantization strategies have been proposed which exploit correlation between coefficients at different levels of the decomposition. This paper addresses optimal bitrate allocation between scalar and tree-structured quantization of hierarchical image representations. We propose an image compression algorithm based on a pruned-tree image representation with scalar quantization of coefficients associated with the tree nodes. Marginal analysis is applied to jointly optimize the pruned-tree representation and scalar quantizers.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings - ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing

author list (cited authors)

  • Xiong, Z., Galatsanos, N. P., & Orchard, M. T.

complete list of authors

  • Xiong, Z||Galatsanos, NP||Orchard, MT

publication date

  • January 1993