Image error-concealment via Block-based Bilateral Filtering

Guangtao Zhai, Jianfei Cai, Weisi Lin, Xiaokang Yang, Wenjun Zhang

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We propose to use Block-based Bilateral Filter (BBF), which extends the classical Bilateral Filter (BF) through operating in block-wise manner, to conceal missing image blocks in the application of compressed image transmission over wireless channels. We show that the problem of error-concealment using BBF can be considered as a superset of image denoising using BF. The BBF has the ability to capture the block-level similarity that well matches the need of error-concealment for block based image compression. Simulation results suggest significant visual and PSNR improvements (up to 11 dB) over various classic and state-of-the-art error-concealment algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2008 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424425716
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2008 - Hannover Germany, Hannover, Germany
Duration: 23 Jun 200826 Jun 2008


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2008
Abbreviated titleICME 2008


  • Bilateral filtering
  • Block based image processing
  • Error concealment

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