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Image denoising: Can plain Neural Networks compete with BM3D?


Conference Paper


Image denoising can be described as the problem of mapping from a noisy image to a noise-free image. The best currently available denoising methods approximate this mapping with cleverly engineered algorithms. In this work we attempt to learn this mapping directly with a plain multi layer perceptron (MLP) applied to image patches. While this has been done before, we will show that by training on large image databases we are able to compete with the current state-of-the-art image denoising methods. Furthermore, our approach is easily adapted to less extensively studied types of noise (by merely exchanging the training data), for which we achieve excellent results as well.

Author(s): Burger, HC. and Schuler, CJ. and Harmeling, S.
Pages: 2392 - 2399
Year: 2012
Month: June
Day: 0

Department(s): Empirical Inference
Bibtex Type: Conference Paper (inproceedings)

DOI: 10.1109/CVPR.2012.6247952
Event Name: 25th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2012)
Event Place: Providence, RI, USA

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  title = {Image denoising: Can plain Neural Networks compete with BM3D?},
  author = {Burger, HC. and Schuler, CJ. and Harmeling, S.},
  pages = {2392 - 2399},
  month = jun,
  year = {2012},
  month_numeric = {6}