Recently, studies on single image super-resolution using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (DCNN) have been demonstrated to have made outstanding progress over conventional signal-processing based methods. However, existing architectures have grown wider and deeper, resulting in a large amount of computation and memory cost, but only a small improvement in performance. To address this issue, in this paper, we present a Wavelet- and Saak-transform Dual Path Network (WSDPN), which considers not only low-resolution images but also transform-domain information. The proposed network exploits the rich information extracted from the transform domain to reconstruct more accurate high-resolution images. In addition, to reap the benefits from both residual network (ResNet) and densely convolutional network (DenseNet) topologies, we use dual-path blocks as the basic building blocks which allow feature re-use while ensuring the ability to continue extracting new features. Thanks to extensive research on the attention mechanism, we further introduce spatial and self-attention blocks to refine features based on feature correlations at different layers. The experimental results show that our proposed approach achieves better performance on extensive benchmark evaluation than other state-of-the-art methods.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science(all)
- Materials Science(all)