Machine Learning for Adaptive Bilateral Filtering

We describe a supervised learning procedure for estimating the relation between a set of local image features and the local optimal parameters of an adaptive bilateral filter. A set of two entropy-based features is used to represent the properties of the image at a local scale. Experimental results show that our entropy-based adaptive bilateral filter outperforms other extensions of the bilateral lter where parameter tuning is based on empirical rules. Beyond bilateral filter, our learning procedure represents a general framework that can be used to develop a wide class of adaptive filters.

Authors: 
Karen Egiazarian (NVIDIA)
Kari Pulli (NVIDIA)
Publication Date: 
Sunday, February 1, 2015