One-two-one networks for compression artifacts reduction in remote sensing

Baochang Zhang, Jiaxin Gu, Chen Chen, Jungong Han, Xiangbo Su, Xianbin Cao, Jianzhuang Liu
2018 ISPRS journal of photogrammetry and remote sensing (Print)  
Compression artifacts reduction (CAR) is a challenging problem in the field of remote sensing. Most recent deep learning based methods have demonstrated superior performance over the previous hand-crafted methods. In this paper, we propose an end-to-end one-two-one (OTO) network, to combine different deep models, i.e., summation and difference models, to solve the CAR problem. Particularly, the difference model motivated by the Laplacian pyramid is designed to obtain the high frequency
more » ... on, while the summation model aggregates the low frequency information. We provide an in-depth investigation into our OTO architecture based on the Taylor expansion, which shows that these two kinds of information can be fused in a nonlinear scheme to gain more capacity of handling complicated image compression artifacts, especially the blocking effect in compression. Extensive experiments are conducted to demonstrate the superior performance of the OTO networks, as compared to the state-of-the-arts on remote sensing datasets and other benchmark datasets.
doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2018.01.003 fatcat:ngv3pss6mvbozl6zzfq2axxrxy