Recurrent Squeeze-and-Excitation Context Aggregation Net for Single Image Deraining

Xia Li, Jianlong Wu, Zhouchen Lin, Hong Liu, Hongbin Zha; Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 254-269

Abstract


Rain streaks can severely degrade the visibility, which causes many current computer vision algorithms fail to work. So it is necessary to remove the rain from images. We propose a novel deep network architecture based on deep convolutional and recurrent neural networks for single image deraining. As contextual information is very important for rain removal, we first adopt the dilated convolutional neural network to acquire large receptive field. To better fit the rain removal task, we also modify the network. In heavy rain, rain streaks have various directions and shapes, which can be regarded as the accumulation of multiple rain streak layers. We assign different alpha-values to various rain streak layers according to the intensity and transparency by incorporating the squeeze-and-excitation block. Since rain streak layers overlap with each other, it is not easy to remove the rain in one stage. So we further decompose the rain removal into multiple stages. Recurrent neural network is incorporated to preserve the useful information in previous stages and benefit the rain removal in later stages. We conduct extensive experiments on both synthetic and real-world datasets. Our proposed method outperforms the state-of-the-art approaches under all evaluation metrics.method outperforms the state-of-the-art approaches under all evaluation metrics.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Li_2018_ECCV,
author = {Li, Xia and Wu, Jianlong and Lin, Zhouchen and Liu, Hong and Zha, Hongbin},
title = {Recurrent Squeeze-and-Excitation Context Aggregation Net for Single Image Deraining},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}
}