Volume 30, Issue 2
Homotopy Curve Tracking for Total Variation Image Restoration

Fenlin Yang, Ke Chen, & Bo Yu

J. Comp. Math., 30 (2012), pp. 177-196.

Published online: 2012-04

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The total variation (TV) minimization problem is widely studied in image restoration. Although many alternative methods have been proposed for its solution, the Newton method remains not usable for the primal formulation due to no convergence. A previous study by Chan, Zhou and Chan [15] considered a regularization parameter continuation idea to increase the domain of convergence of the Newton method with some success but no robust parameter selection schemes. In this paper, we consider a homotopy method for the same primal TV formulation and propose to use curve tracking to select the regularization parameter adaptively. It turns out that this idea helps to improve substantially the previous work in efficiently solving the TV Euler-Lagrange equation. The same idea is also considered for the two other methods as well as the deblurring problem, again with improvements obtained. Numerical experiments show that our new methods are robust and fast for image restoration, even for images with large noisy-to-signal ratio.

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Image restoration, Total variation, Newton method, Homotopy method, Correction and curve tracking.

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65N06, 65B99.

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The total variation (TV) minimization problem is widely studied in image restoration. Although many alternative methods have been proposed for its solution, the Newton method remains not usable for the primal formulation due to no convergence. A previous study by Chan, Zhou and Chan [15] considered a regularization parameter continuation idea to increase the domain of convergence of the Newton method with some success but no robust parameter selection schemes. In this paper, we consider a homotopy method for the same primal TV formulation and propose to use curve tracking to select the regularization parameter adaptively. It turns out that this idea helps to improve substantially the previous work in efficiently solving the TV Euler-Lagrange equation. The same idea is also considered for the two other methods as well as the deblurring problem, again with improvements obtained. Numerical experiments show that our new methods are robust and fast for image restoration, even for images with large noisy-to-signal ratio.

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The total variation (TV) minimization problem is widely studied in image restoration. Although many alternative methods have been proposed for its solution, the Newton method remains not usable for the primal formulation due to no convergence. A previous study by Chan, Zhou and Chan [15] considered a regularization parameter continuation idea to increase the domain of convergence of the Newton method with some success but no robust parameter selection schemes. In this paper, we consider a homotopy method for the same primal TV formulation and propose to use curve tracking to select the regularization parameter adaptively. It turns out that this idea helps to improve substantially the previous work in efficiently solving the TV Euler-Lagrange equation. The same idea is also considered for the two other methods as well as the deblurring problem, again with improvements obtained. Numerical experiments show that our new methods are robust and fast for image restoration, even for images with large noisy-to-signal ratio.

Fenlin Yang, Ke Chen, & Bo Yu. (1970). Homotopy Curve Tracking for Total Variation Image Restoration. Journal of Computational Mathematics. 30 (2). 177-196. doi:10.4208/jcm.1107-m3423
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