Predictive mean search algorithms for fast vq encoding of images

Kwok Tung Lo, Jian Feng

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An improved minimum distortion encoding method called predictive mean search (PMS) algorithm is proposed for image vector quantization in this paper. With the proposed method, the minimum distortion codeword can be found by searching only a portion of the codebook and its relative address to (he origin of search is sent instead of absolute address. Two schemes are proposed to transmit the relative address of the minimum distortion codeword. Simulation results show that a significant reduction in both computations and bit-rates is achieved by using the proposed methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-331
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995


  • Image coding
  • vector quantization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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