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[R] A Bayesian Perspective on the Deep Image Prior – CVPR 2019

Abstract:

The deep image prior was recently introduced as a prior for natural images. It represents images as the output of a convolutional network with random inputs. For “inference”, gradient descent is performed to adjust network parameters to make the output match observations. This approach yields good performance on a range of image reconstruction tasks. We show that the deep image prior is asymptotically equivalent to a stationary Gaussian process prior in the limit as the number of channels in each layer of the network goes to infinity, and derive the corresponding kernel. This informs a Bayesian approach to inference. We show that by conducting posterior inference using stochastic gradient Langevin we avoid the need for early stopping, which is a drawback of the current approach, and improve results for denoising and impainting tasks. We illustrate these intuitions on a number of 1D and 2D signal reconstruction tasks.

Authors: Zezhou Cheng, Matheus Gadelha, Subhransu Maji, Daniel Sheldon

Project page: https://people.cs.umass.edu/~zezhoucheng/gp-dip/

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