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Seminar 12.1 Review by yjz

Deep image prior

article ID on arXiv: 1711.10925

Image reconstruction such as denoising and inpainting can be expressed as an optimization problem where R(x) as an regularizer was difficult to design:

min E + R(x)

in this paper, the researcher find that naturally-looking images are more likely to be generated by the net(maybe a network of certain architecture or by a certain optimization method), so R(x) can be represented implicitly by the generating the image x through a network.


  • How to decide when should we stop traning to get the best result?
  • Why can't we change the input vector Z? (because that may lead to a very big change to the output image?)(I think if we can do, this algorithm may learn faster(maybe wrong...hhh))
  • What would happen if we only update the last two layers of the net or decay the learning_rate when the score begin to drop
  • Why naturally-looking images are more likely to be generated bu the net, is there any intuitively interpretation?