The natural image prior generalizes the heavy-tailed gradient distributions of clear images to Lp regularized problems in the image deconvolution process. Employing a maximum a posteriori estimator, this prior should be carefully selected to precisely model the gradient statistics of the corresponding natural image. However, in several deconvolution algorithms, p has been randomly determined to obtain a high-quality image without considering the essence of the image prior. In this study, we proposed an automatic prior selection strategy based on the statistical properties of restored images. The probabilistic characteristics of the images were derived and investigated by statistically modeling the individual gradient distributions. Subsequently, the regularization term of the objective function was iteratively updated based on the analysis of image restoration. Instead of the unavailable original images, we focused on the utilization of the observed image to estimate the image prior. Overcoming the ill-posedness of the prior selection problem, the proposed algorithm achieved the optimal image prior and effectively restored the degraded image simultaneously.
|Publication status||Published - 2021 Dec|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) grant funded by the Korea government(MSIT) (No. 2019R1A2C2002167).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Signal Processing
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering