A low-complexity soft vlc decoder using performance modeling

Tsu-Ming Liu, Chen-Yi Lee
2004 International Conference on Image Processing, 2004. ICIP '04.  
In this paper, we propose a scalable son VLC decoder to greatly reduce overall design complexity. Generally, the soft VLC decoder needs to maintain many states for the comct 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 prcsent a novel measurement of"symbo1-alias" to
more » ... e the accuracy of performance estimation. Experimental results show that our scalable soft VLC decoder using performance modeling has more than IdB PSNR gain and offers better subjective quality compared to traditional VLC decoding.
doi:10.1109/icip.2004.1421802 dblp:conf/icip/LiuL04 fatcat:buovq7jtwnebdm2oi5ddn2r5bi