Example-driven manifold priors for image deconvolution

Jie Ni, Pavan Turaga, Vishal M. Patel, Rama Chellappa

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Image restoration methods that exploit prior information about images to be estimated have been extensively studied, typically using the Bayesian framework. In this paper, we consider the role of prior knowledge of the object class in the form of a patch manifold to address the deconvolution problem. Specifically, we incorporate unlabeled image data of the object class, say natural images, in the form of a patch-manifold prior for the object class. The manifold prior is implicitly estimated from the given unlabeled data. We show how the patch-manifold prior effectively exploits the available sample class data for regularizing the deblurring problem. Furthermore, we derive a generalized cross-validation (GCV) function to automatically determine the regularization parameter at each iteration without explicitly knowing the noise variance. Extensive experiments show that this method performs better than many competitive image deconvolution methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5753939
Pages (from-to)3086-3096
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Image Processing
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Deconvolution
  • generalized cross validation (GCV)
  • local manifold
  • patch manifold
  • regularization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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