Image super-resolution via dynamic network

Chunwei Tian, Xuanyu Zhang, Qi Zhang*, Mingming Yang, Zhaojie Ju

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Abstract

Convolutional neural networks depend on deep network architectures to extract accurate information for image super-resolution. However, obtained information of these convolutional neural networks cannot completely express predicted high-quality images for complex scenes. A dynamic network for image super-resolution (DSRNet) is presented, which contains a residual enhancement block, wide enhancement block, feature refinement block and construction block. The residual enhancement block is composed of a residual enhanced architecture to facilitate hierarchical features for image super-resolution. To enhance robustness of obtained super-resolution model for complex scenes, a wide enhancement block achieves a dynamic architecture to learn more robust information to enhance applicability of an obtained super-resolution model for varying scenes. To prevent interference of components in a wide enhancement block, a refinement block utilises a stacked architecture to accurately learn obtained features. Also, a residual learning operation is embedded in the refinement block to prevent long-term dependency problem. Finally, a construction block is responsible for reconstructing high-quality images. Designed heterogeneous architecture can not only facilitate richer structural information, but also be lightweight, which is suitable for mobile digital devices. Experimental results show that our method is more competitive in terms of performance, recovering time of image super-resolution and complexity. The code of DSRNet can be obtained at https://github.com/hellloxiaotian/DSRNet.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCAAI Transactions on Intelligence Technology
Early online date8 Apr 2024
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Publication statusEarly online - 8 Apr 2024

Keywords

  • CNN
  • dynamic network
  • image super-resolution
  • lightweight network

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