PSyCo: Manifold Span Reduction for Super Resolution

Eduardo Perez-Pellitero, Jordi Salvador, Javier Ruiz-Hidalgo, Bodo Rosenhahn; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016, pp. 1837-1845


The main challenge in Super Resolution (SR) is to discover the mapping between the low- and high-resolution manifolds of image patches, a complex ill-posed problem which has recently been addressed through piecewise linear regression with promising results. In this paper we present a novel regression-based SR algorithm that benefits from an extended knowledge of the structure of both manifolds. We propose a transform that collapses the 16 variations induced from the dihedral group of transforms (i.e. rotations, vertical and horizontal reflections) and antipodality (i.e. diametrically opposed points in the unitary sphere) into a single primitive. The key idea of our transform is to study the different dihedral elements as a group of symmetries within the high-dimensional manifold. We obtain the respective set of mirror-symmetry axes by means of a frequency analysis of the dihedral elements, and we use them to collapse the redundant variability through a modified symmetry distance. The experimental validation of our algorithm shows the effectiveness of our approach, which obtains competitive quality with a dictionary of as little as 32 atoms (reducing other methods' dictionaries by at least a factor of 32) and further pushing the state-of-the-art with a 1024 atoms dictionary.

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author = {Perez-Pellitero, Eduardo and Salvador, Jordi and Ruiz-Hidalgo, Javier and Rosenhahn, Bodo},
title = {PSyCo: Manifold Span Reduction for Super Resolution},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2016}