Multimodal Image Super-resolution via Deep Unfolding with Side Information

18 Oct 2019  ·  Iman Marivani, Evaggelia Tsiligianni, Bruno Cornelis, Nikos Deligiannis ·

Deep learning methods have been successfully applied to various computer vision tasks. However, existing neural network architectures do not per se incorporate domain knowledge about the addressed problem, thus, understanding what the model has learned is an open research topic... In this paper, we rely on the unfolding of an iterative algorithm for sparse approximation with side information, and design a deep learning architecture for multimodal image super-resolution that incorporates sparse priors and effectively utilizes information from another image modality. We develop two deep models performing reconstruction of a high-resolution image of a target image modality from its low-resolution variant with the aid of a high-resolution image from a second modality. We apply the proposed models to super-resolve near-infrared images using as side information high-resolution RGB\ images. Experimental results demonstrate the superior performance of the proposed models against state-of-the-art methods including unimodal and multimodal approaches. read more

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