An Inference Language for Imaging

Stefano Pedemonte, Ciprian Catana, Koen Van Leemput

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We introduce iLang, a language and software framework for probabilistic inference. The iLang framework enables the definition of directed and undirected probabilistic graphical models and the automated synthesis of high performance inference algorithms for imaging applications. The iLang framework is composed of a set of language primitives and of an inference engine based on a message-passing system that integrates cutting-edge computational tools, including proximal algorithms and high performance Hamiltonian Markov Chain Monte Carlo techniques. A set of domain-specific highly optimized GPU-accelerated primitives specializes iLang to the spatial data-structures that arise in imaging applications. We illustrate the framework through a challenging application: spatio-temporal tomographic reconstruction with compressive sensing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRevised Selected Papers of the 1st International Workshop on Bayesian and grAphical Models for Biomedical Imaging (BAMBI 2014)
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-12288-5
ISBN (Electronic) 978-3-319-12289-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event1st International Workshop on Bayesian and Graphical Models for Biomedical Imaging, BAMBI 2014 - Cambridge, United States
Duration: 18 Sep 2014 → …
Conference number: 1


Workshop1st International Workshop on Bayesian and Graphical Models for Biomedical Imaging, BAMBI 2014
CountryUnited States
Period18/09/2014 → …
OtherIn correlation with the 17th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI)
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SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


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