Mathematical Analysis of DCN-Based Super-Resolution

C. Lee, J. Park, S. Woo, J. Kim, J. Yoon

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Although DCN-based super-resolution (DCN-SR) techniques have shown impressive performance, the working mechanism has not been completely understood and DCN-SR methods still produce some artefacts. In this paper, we analyze the working mechanisms of DCN-SR methods. We derive mathematical formulations of the DCN-SR methods and provide some experimental analyses, which show that the effective receptive fields of the DCN-SR methods are considerably smaller than the theoretical receptive fields. Based on the mathematical formulations, experiments were performed. The results indicates that current DCN-SR methods may have some fundamental problems and new types of DCN structures are needed for reliable super-resolution performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9086595
Pages (from-to)90420-90429
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education under Grant 2018R1D1A1B07050345.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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