A Shrinkage Learning Approach for Single Image Super-Resolution with Overcomplete Representations
We present a novel approach for online shrinkage functions learning in single image super-resolution. The proposed approach leverages the classical Wavelet Shrinkage denoising technique where a set of scalar shrinkage functions is applied to the wavelet coefficients of a noisy image. In the proposed approach, a unique set of learned shrinkage functions is applied to the overcomplete representation coefficients of the interpolated input image. The super-resolution image is reconstructed from the post-shrinkage coefficients. During the learning stage, the low-resolution input image is treated as a reference high-resolution image and a super-resolution reconstruction process is applied to a scaled-down version of it. The shapes of all shrinkage functions are jointly learned by solving a Least Squares optimization problem that minimizes the sum of squared errors between the reference image and its super-resolution approximation. Computer simulations demonstrate superior performance compared to state-of-the-art results.
KeywordsSparse Representation Noisy Image Shrinkage Function Overcomplete Representation Image Degradation Model
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