In this paper, we propose a scalable soft VLC decoder to greatly reduce overall design complexity. Generally, the soft VLC decoder needs to maintain many states for the correct decoding when the table size grows. We reduce the table size by using a symbol-merging scheme. We merge two symbols with the same prefix into one. Further, to achieve the optimal trade-off between performance and complexity, we propose a Black-Box model. In our model, we present a novel measurement of "symbol-alias" to improve the accuracy of performance estimation. Experimental results show that our scalable soft VLC decoder using performance modeling has more than 1dB PSNR gain and offers better subjective quality compared to traditional VLC decoding.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2004|
|Event||2004 International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2004 - , Singapore|
Duration: 18 Oct 2004 → 21 Oct 2004