Joint source-channel (JSC) decoding based on residual source redundancy is a technique for providing channel robustness to quantized data. Previous work assumed a model equivalent to viewing the encoder/noisy channel tandem as a discrete hidden Markov model (HMM) with transmitted indices the hidden states. Here, we generalize this HMM-based (1-D) approach for images, using the more powerful hidden Markov mesh random field (HMMRF) model. While previous state estimation methods for HMMRF's base estimates on only a causal subset of the observed data, our new method uses both causal and anticausal subsets. For JSC-based image decoding, the new method provides significant benefits over several competing techniques.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design