Image restoration via efficient Gaussian mixture model learning


Expected Patch Log Likelihood (EPLL) framework using Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM) prior for image restoration was recently proposed with its performance comparable to the state-of-the-art algorithms. However, EPLL uses generic prior trained from offline image patches, which may not correctly represent statistics of the current image patches. In this paper, we extend the EPLL framework to an adaptive one, named A-EPLL, which not only concerns the likelihood of restored patches, but also trains the GMM to fit for the degraded image. To efficiently estimate GMM parameters in A-EPLL framework, we improve a recent Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm by exploiting specific structures of GMM from image patches, like Gaussian Scale Models. Experiment results show that A-EPLL outperforms the original EPLL significantly on several image restoration problems, like inpainting, denoising and deblurring.

2013 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
Li Song
Li Song
Professor, IEEE Senior Member

Professor, Doctoral Supervisor, the Deputy Director of the Institute of Image Communication and Network Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Double-Appointed Professor of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and the Collaborative Innovation Center of Future Media Network, the Deputy Secretary-General of the China Video User Experience Alliance and head of the standards group.