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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Video Compression and Coding"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 January 2022) | Viewed by 5799

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Zhaoqing Pan
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Guest Editor
School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
Interests: multimedia processing; video coding/compression
Dr. Yuan Tian
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Co-Guest Editor
School of Computer Engineering, Nanjing Institute of Technology, Nanjing 210000, China
Interests: blockchain; big data; smart grids; privacy; security
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Dear Colleagues,

With the development of imaging and display technologies, high definition video has become more and more popular in our lifetime. However, with the increased quality of resolution, frame rate, sampling precision, etc., the volume of raw video data has increased significantly. The huge amount of raw video data is a challenge for signal processing, storage, and transmitting. Hence, efficient video compression coding technology becomes vitally important for the video to be widely used in multimedia applications.

Video compression is a practical implementation of source coding in information theory. It fits the scopes and the developing trends of the journal Information very well. This Special Issue focuses on the theoretical and practical design issues of video compression and coding. Our aim is to bring together researchers, industry practitioners, and individuals working on the related areas to share their new ideas, latest findings, and state-of-the-art achievements with others.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Low-complexity video coding
  • Optimization algorithms for video coding
  • Transform optimization algorithms for video coding
  • Transcoding algorithms
  • Video object detection algorithms
  • Coding algorithms for 3D/HDR/ videos
  • Video information hiding algorithms
  • Video broadcasting system
  • Advanced algorithms for video watermarking
  • Artificial intelligence for video processing

Dr. Zhaoqing Pan
Dr. Yuan Tian
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • multimedia processing
  • video compression
  • video coding
  • video transcoding

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A miRNA-Disease Association Identification Method Based on Reliable Negative Sample Selection and Improved Single-Hidden Layer Feedforward Neural Network
Information 2022, 13(3), 108; https://doi.org/10.3390/info13030108 - 24 Feb 2022
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miRNAs are a category of important endogenous non-coding small RNAs and are ubiquitous in eukaryotes. They are widely involved in the regulatory process of post-transcriptional gene expression and play a critical part in the development of human diseases. By utilizing recent advancements in [...] Read more.
miRNAs are a category of important endogenous non-coding small RNAs and are ubiquitous in eukaryotes. They are widely involved in the regulatory process of post-transcriptional gene expression and play a critical part in the development of human diseases. By utilizing recent advancements in big data technology, using bioinformatics methods to identify causative miRNA becomes a hot spot. In this paper, a method called RNSSLFN is proposed to identify the miRNA-disease associations by reliable negative sample selection and an improved single-hidden layer feedforward neural network (SLFN). It involves, firstly, obtaining integrated similarity for miRNAs and diseases; next, selecting reliable negative samples from unknown miRNA-disease associations via distinguishing up-regulated or down-regulated miRNAs; then, introducing an improved SLFN to solve the prediction task. The experimental results on the latest data sets HMDD v3.2 and the framework of 5-fold cross-validation (CV) show that the average AUC and AUPR of RNSSLFN achieve 0.9316 and 0.9065 m, respectively, which are superior to the other three state-of-the-art methods. Furthermore, in the case studies of 10 common cancers, more than 70% of the top 30 predicted miRNA-disease association pairs are verified in the databases, which further confirms the reliability and effectiveness of the RNSSLFN model. Generally, RNSSLFN in predicting miRNA-disease associations has prodigious potential and extensive foreground. Full article
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Robust Segmentation Based on Salient Region Detection Coupled Gaussian Mixture Model
Information 2022, 13(2), 98; https://doi.org/10.3390/info13020098 - 18 Feb 2022
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The impressive progress on image segmentation has been witnessed recently. In this paper, an improved model introducing frequency-tuned salient region detection into Gaussian mixture model (GMM) is proposed, which is named FTGMM. Frequency-tuned salient region detection is added to achieve the saliency map [...] Read more.
The impressive progress on image segmentation has been witnessed recently. In this paper, an improved model introducing frequency-tuned salient region detection into Gaussian mixture model (GMM) is proposed, which is named FTGMM. Frequency-tuned salient region detection is added to achieve the saliency map of the original image, which is combined with the original image, and the value of the saliency map is added into the Gaussian mixture model in the form of spatial information weight. The proposed method (FTGMM) calculates the model parameters by the expectation maximization (EM) algorithm with low computational complexity. In the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the experiment, the subjective visual effect and the value of the evaluation index are found to be better than other methods. Therefore, the proposed method (FTGMM) is proven to have high precision and better robustness. Full article
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Semantic Residual Pyramid Network for Image Inpainting
Information 2022, 13(2), 71; https://doi.org/10.3390/info13020071 - 01 Feb 2022
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Existing image inpainting methods based on deep learning have made great progress. These methods either generate contextually semantically consistent images or visually excellent images, ignoring that both semantic and visual effects should be appreciated. In this article, we propose a Semantic Residual Pyramid [...] Read more.
Existing image inpainting methods based on deep learning have made great progress. These methods either generate contextually semantically consistent images or visually excellent images, ignoring that both semantic and visual effects should be appreciated. In this article, we propose a Semantic Residual Pyramid Network (SRPNet) based on a deep generative model for image inpainting at the image and feature levels. This method encodes a masked image by a residual semantic pyramid encoder and then decodes the encoded features into a inpainted image by a multi-layer decoder. At this stage, a multi-layer attention transfer network is used to gradually fill in the missing regions of the image. To generate semantically consistent and visually superior images, the multi-scale discriminators are added to the network structure. The discriminators are divided into global and local discriminators, where the global discriminator is used to identify the global consistency of the inpainted image, and the local discriminator is used to determine the consistency of the missing regions of the inpainted image. Finally, we conducted experiments on four different datasets. As a result, great performance was achieved for filling both the regular and irregular missing regions. Full article
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Joint Subtitle Extraction and Frame Inpainting for Videos with Burned-In Subtitles
Information 2021, 12(6), 233; https://doi.org/10.3390/info12060233 - 29 May 2021
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Subtitles are crucial for video content understanding. However, a large amount of videos have only burned-in, hardcoded subtitles that prevent video re-editing, translation, etc. In this paper, we construct a deep-learning-based system for the inverse conversion of a burned-in subtitle video to a [...] Read more.
Subtitles are crucial for video content understanding. However, a large amount of videos have only burned-in, hardcoded subtitles that prevent video re-editing, translation, etc. In this paper, we construct a deep-learning-based system for the inverse conversion of a burned-in subtitle video to a subtitle file and an inpainted video, by coupling three deep neural networks (CTPN, CRNN, and EdgeConnect). We evaluated the performance of the proposed method and found that the deep learning method achieved high-precision separation of the subtitles and video frames and significantly improved the video inpainting results compared to the existing methods. This research fills a gap in the application of deep learning to burned-in subtitle video reconstruction and is expected to be widely applied in the reconstruction and re-editing of videos with subtitles, advertisements, logos, and other occlusions. Full article
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