27 February 2015 Image superresolution by midfrequency sparse representation and total variation regularization
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Machine learning has provided many good tools for superresolution, whereas existing methods still need to be improved in many aspects. On one hand, the memory and time cost should be reduced. On the other hand, the step edges of the results obtained by the existing methods are not clear enough. We do the following work. First, we propose a method to extract the midfrequency features for dictionary learning. This method brings the benefit of a reduction of the memory and time complexity without sacrificing the performance. Second, we propose a detailed wiping-off total variation (DWO-TV) regularization model to reconstruct the sharp step edges. This model adds a novel constraint on the downsampling version of the high-resolution image to wipe off the details and artifacts and sharpen the step edges. Finally, step edges produced by the DWO-TV regularization and the details provided by learning are fused. Experimental results show that the proposed method offers a desirable compromise between low time and memory cost and the reconstruction quality.
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Jian Xu, Jian Xu, Zhiguo Chang, Zhiguo Chang, Jiulun Fan, Jiulun Fan, Xiaoqiang Zhao, Xiaoqiang Zhao, Xiaomin Wu, Xiaomin Wu, Yanzi Wang, Yanzi Wang, } "Image superresolution by midfrequency sparse representation and total variation regularization," Journal of Electronic Imaging 24(1), 013039 (27 February 2015). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.24.1.013039 . Submission:

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