Going Much Wider with Deep Networks for Image Super-Resolution

Vikram Singh, Keerthan Ramnath, Subrahmanyam Arunachalam, Anurag Mittal; The IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2020, pp. 2343-2354

Abstract


Divide and Conquer is a well-established approach in the literature that has efficiently solved a variety of problems. However, it is yet to be explored in full in solving image super-resolution. To predict a sharp up-sampled image, this work proposes a divide and conquer approach based wide and deep network (WDN) that divides the 4x up-sampling problem into 32 disjoint subproblems that can be solved simultaneously and independently of each other. Half of these subproblems deal with predicting the overall features of the high-resolution image, while the remaining are exclusively for predicting the finer details. Additionally, a technique that is found to be more effective in calibrating the pixel intensities has been proposed. Results obtained on multiple datasets demonstrate the improved performance of the proposed wide and deep network over state-of-the-art methods.

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@InProceedings{Singh_2020_WACV,
author = {Singh, Vikram and Ramnath, Keerthan and Arunachalam, Subrahmanyam and Mittal, Anurag},
title = {Going Much Wider with Deep Networks for Image Super-Resolution},
booktitle = {The IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)},
month = {March},
year = {2020}
}