Products of ``Edge-perts

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 18 (NIPS 2005)

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Max Welling, Peter Gehler


Images represent an important and abundant source of data. Understanding their statistical structure has important applications such as image compression and restoration. In this paper we propose a particular kind of probabilistic model, dubbed the "products of edge-perts model" to describe the structure of wavelet transformed images. We develop a practical denoising algorithm based on a single edge-pert and show state-ofthe-art denoising performance on benchmark images.