From Noise Modeling to Blind Image Denoising

Fengyuan Zhu, Guangyong Chen, Pheng-Ann Heng; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016, pp. 420-429

Abstract


Traditional image denoising algorithms always assume the noise to be homogeneous white Gaussian distributed. However, the noise on real images can be much more complex empirically. This paper addresses this problem and proposes a novel blind image denoising algorithm which can cope with real-world noisy images even when the noise model is not provided. It is realized by modeling image noise with mixture of Gaussian distribution (MoG) which can approximate large varieties of continuous distributions. As the number of components for MoG is unknown practically, this work adopts Bayesian nonparametric technique and proposes a novel Low-rank MoG filter (LR-MoG) to recover clean signals (patches) from noisy ones contaminated by MoG noise. Based on LR-MoG, a novel blind image denoising approach is developed. To test the proposed method, this study conducts extensive experiments on synthesis and real images. Our method achieves the state-of-the-art performance consistently.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Zhu_2016_CVPR,
author = {Zhu, Fengyuan and Chen, Guangyong and Heng, Pheng-Ann},
title = {From Noise Modeling to Blind Image Denoising},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2016}
}