Deep networks for image super-resolution with sparse prior

Zhaowen Wang, Ding Liu, Jianchao Yang, Wei Han, Thomas Huang

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Abstract

Deep learning techniques have been successfully applied in many areas of computer vision, including low-level image restoration problems. For image super-resolution, several models based on deep neural networks have been recently proposed and attained superior performance that overshadows all previous handcrafted models. The question then arises whether large-capacity and data-driven models have become the dominant solution to the ill-posed super-resolution problem. In this paper, we argue that domain expertise represented by the conventional sparse coding model is still valuable, and it can be combined with the key ingredients of deep learning to achieve further improved results. We show that a sparse coding model particularly designed for super-resolution can be incarnated as a neural network, and trained in a cascaded structure from end to end. The interpretation of the network based on sparse coding leads to much more efficient and effective training, as well as a reduced model size. Our model is evaluated on a wide range of images, and shows clear advantage over existing state-of-the-art methods in terms of both restoration accuracy and human subjective quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages370-378
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781467383912
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 17 2015
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2015 - Santiago, Chile
Duration: Dec 11 2015Dec 18 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision
Volume2015 International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2015
ISSN (Print)1550-5499

Other

Other15th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2015
CountryChile
CitySantiago
Period12/11/1512/18/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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