Dual Aggregation Transformer for Image Super-Resolution

Zheng Chen, Yulun Zhang, Jinjin Gu, Linghe Kong, Xiaokang Yang, Fisher Yu; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2023, pp. 12312-12321


Transformer has recently gained considerable popularity in low-level vision tasks, including image super-resolution (SR). These networks utilize self-attention along different dimensions, spatial or channel, and achieve impressive performance. This inspires us to combine the two dimensions in Transformer for a more powerful representation capability. Based on the above idea, we propose a novel Transformer model, Dual Aggregation Transformer (DAT), for image SR. Our DAT aggregates features across spatial and channel dimensions, in the inter-block and intra-block dual manner. Specifically, we alternately apply spatial and channel self-attention in consecutive Transformer blocks. The alternate strategy enables DAT to capture the global context and realize inter-block feature aggregation. Furthermore, we propose the adaptive interaction module (AIM) and the spatial-gate feed-forward network (SGFN) to achieve intra-block feature aggregation. AIM complements two self-attention mechanisms from corresponding dimensions. Meanwhile, SGFN introduces additional non-linear spatial information in the feed-forward network. Extensive experiments show that our DAT surpasses current methods. Code and models are obtainable at https://github.com/zhengchen1999/DAT.

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@InProceedings{Chen_2023_ICCV, author = {Chen, Zheng and Zhang, Yulun and Gu, Jinjin and Kong, Linghe and Yang, Xiaokang and Yu, Fisher}, title = {Dual Aggregation Transformer for Image Super-Resolution}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)}, month = {October}, year = {2023}, pages = {12312-12321} }