SRHRF+: Self-Example Enhanced Single Image Super-Resolution Using Hierarchical Random Forests

Jun-Jie Huang, Tianrui Liu, Pier Luigi Dragotti, Tania Stathaki; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2017, pp. 71-79

Abstract


Example-based single image super-resolution (SISR) methods use external training datasets and have recently attracted a lot of interest. Self-example based SISR methods exploit redundant non-local self-similar patterns in natural images and because of that are more able to adapt to the image at hand to generate high quality super-resolved images. In this paper, we propose to combine the advantages of example-based SISR and self-example based SISR. A novel hierarchical random forests based super-resolution (SRHRF) method is proposed to learn statistical priors from external training images. Each layer of random forests reduce the estimation error due to variance by aggregating prediction models from multiple decision trees. The hierarchical structure further boosts the performance by pushing the estimation error due to bias towards zero. In order to further adaptively improve the super-resolved image, a self-example random forests (SERF) is learned from an image pyramid pair constructed from the down-sampled SRHRF generated result. Extensive numerical results show that the SRHRF method enhanced using SERF (SRHRF+) achieves the state-of-the-art performance on natural images and yields substantially superior performance for image with rich self-similar patterns.

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@InProceedings{Huang_2017_CVPR_Workshops,
author = {Huang, Jun-Jie and Liu, Tianrui and Luigi Dragotti, Pier and Stathaki, Tania},
title = {SRHRF+: Self-Example Enhanced Single Image Super-Resolution Using Hierarchical Random Forests},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops},
month = {July},
year = {2017}
}