Orthogonally regularized deep networks for image super-resolution

Tiantong Guo, Hojjat S. Mousavi, Vishal Monga

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Abstract

Deep learning methods, in particular trained Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have recently been shown to produce compelling state-of-the-art results for single image Super-Resolution (SR). Invariably, a CNN is learned to map the low resolution (LR) image to its corresponding high resolution (HR) version in the spatial domain. Aiming for faster inference and more efficient solutions than solving the SR problem in the spatial domain, we propose a novel network structure for learning the SR mapping function in an image transform domain, specifically the Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT). As a first contribution, we show that DCT can be integrated into the network structure as a Convolutional DCT (CDCT) layer. We further extend the network to allow the CDCT layer to become trainable (i.e. optimizable). Because this layer represents an image transform, we enforce pairwise orthogonality constraints on the individual basis functions/filters. This Orthogonally Regularized Deep SR network (ORDSR) simplifies the SR task by taking advantage of image transform domain while adapting the design of transform basis to the training image set. Experimental results show ORDSR achieves state-of-the-art SR image quality with fewer parameters than most of the deep CNN methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1463-1467
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781538646588
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 10 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2018 - Calgary, Canada
Duration: Apr 15 2018Apr 20 2018

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume2018-April
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2018
CountryCanada
CityCalgary
Period4/15/184/20/18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Guo, T., Mousavi, H. S., & Monga, V. (2018). Orthogonally regularized deep networks for image super-resolution. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2018 - Proceedings (pp. 1463-1467). [8462555] (ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings; Vol. 2018-April). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2018.8462555