Learning High-Order Filters for Efficient Blind Deconvolution of Document Photographs

Lei Xiao, Jue Wang, Wolfgang Heidrich, Michael Hirsch

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Photographs of text documents taken by hand-held cameras can be easily degraded by camera motion during exposure. In this paper, we propose a new method for blind deconvolution of document images. Observing that document images are usually dominated by small-scale high-order structures, we propose to learn a multi-scale, interleaved cascade of shrinkage fields model, which contains a series of high-order filters to facilitate joint recovery of blur kernel and latent image. With extensive experiments, we show that our method produces high quality results and is highly efficient at the same time, making it a practical choice for deblurring high resolution text images captured by modern mobile devices. © Springer International Publishing AG 2016.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783319464862
StatePublished - Sep 17 2016

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported in part by Adobe and Baseline Funding of KAUST. Part of this work was done when the first author was an intern at Adobe Research. The authors thank the anonymous reviewers for helpful suggestions.


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