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A Collaborative Nonlocal-Means Super-resolution Algorithm Using Zernike Monments

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Author(s): Lin Guo | Qinghu Chen

Journal: Journal of Networks
ISSN 1796-2056

Volume: 6;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 966;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: super resolution | Zernike moments | probabilistic motion estimation | nonlocal means | collaborative

ABSTRACT
Super-resolution (SR) with probabilistic motion estimation is a successful algorithm to circumvent the limitation of motion estimation upon conventional super-resolution methods. However, the algorithm can’t match similar patches with rotation or scale. This paper presents an efficient improved algorithm by introducing Zernike moments as representation of image invariant features into similarity measure. A collaborative strategy is proposed combining the moment based proximity and the bilateral proximity of nonlocal means (NL-means) algorithm for joint determination of weights. For the invariant property of Zernike moments, structure-similar pixels with rotation or scale can also be matched for computation of weights. Furthermore, the collaborative mechanism ensures higher accuracy of weights for a better estimation for each pixel of SR images. Experimental results indicate the proposed method is able to handle general video sequences with superior performance in SR reconstruction.
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