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

Bibliographical note

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.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2013 IEEE.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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