Recent advent of graph signal processing (GSP) has spurred intensive studies of signals that live naturally on irregular data kernels described by graphs (e.g., social networks, wireless sensor networks). Though a digital image contains pixels that reside on a regularly sampled 2-D grid, if one can design an appropriate underlying graph connecting pixels with weights that reflect the image structure, then one can interpret the image (or image patch) as a signal on a graph, and apply GSP tools for processing and analysis of the signal in graph spectral domain. In this paper, we overview recent graph spectral techniques in GSP specifically for image/video processing. The topics covered include image compression, image restoration, image filtering, and image segmentation.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Graph signal processing
- image processing