Single Image Super-Resolution Based on Wiener Filter in Similarity Domain
Single image super-resolution (SISR) is an ill-posed problem aiming at estimating a plausible high-resolution (HR) image from a single low-resolution image. Current state-of-theart SISR methods are patch-based. They use either external data or internal self-similarity to learn a prior for an HR image. External data-based methods utilize a large number of patches from the training data, while self-similarity-based approaches leverage one or more similar patches from the input image. In this paper, we propose a self-similarity-based approach that is able to use large groups of similar patches extracted from the input image to solve the SISR problem. We introduce a novel prior leading to the collaborative filtering of patch groups in a 1D similarity domain and couple it with an iterative back-projection framework. The performance of the proposed algorithm is evaluated on a number of SISR benchmark data sets. Without using any external data, the proposed approach outperforms the current non-convolutional neural network-based methods on the tested data sets for various scaling factors. On certain data sets, the gain is over 1 dB, when compared with the recent method A+. For high sampling rate (x4), the proposed method performs similarly to very recent state-of-theart deep convolutional network-based approaches.
Block matching, sparsity, single image superresolution.