In this paper, the idea of image compression using the Boltzmann machines will be developed. We will first introduces (theta) -transformation and show it is complete for a certain class of images. Then we will show that the Boltzmann machine can implement the first few terms in the (theta) -transformation; therefore, the Boltzmann machines can be used as image encoders. The compression ratio and distortion of this new image compression method are discussed.
Ying Liu, Ying Liu,
"Image compression using Boltzmann machines", Proc. SPIE 2032, Neural and Stochastic Methods in Image and Signal Processing II, (29 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.162027; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.162027