Dynamic Attentive Graph Learning for Image Restoration

Chong Mou, Jian Zhang, Zhuoyuan Wu; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2021, pp. 4328-4337


Non-local self-similarity in natural images has been verified to be an effective prior for image restoration. However, most existing deep non-local methods assign a fixed number of neighbors for each query item, neglecting the dynamics of non-local correlations. Moreover, the non-local correlations are usually based on pixels, prone to be biased due to image degradation. To rectify these weaknesses, in this paper, we propose a dynamic attentive graph learning model (DAGL) to explore the dynamic non-local property on patch level for image restoration. Specifically, we propose an improved graph model to perform patch-wise graph convolution with a dynamic and adaptive number of neighbors for each node. In this way, image content can adaptively balance over-smooth and over-sharp artifacts through the number of its connected neighbors, and the patch-wise non-local correlations can enhance the message passing process. Experimental results on various image restoration tasks: synthetic image denoising, real image denoising, image demosaicing, and compression artifact reduction show that our DAGL can produce state-of-the-art results with superior accuracy and visual quality. The source code is available at https://github.com/jianzhangcs/DAGL.

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@InProceedings{Mou_2021_ICCV, author = {Mou, Chong and Zhang, Jian and Wu, Zhuoyuan}, title = {Dynamic Attentive Graph Learning for Image Restoration}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)}, month = {October}, year = {2021}, pages = {4328-4337} }