Noise2Noise: Learning Image Restoration without Clean Data

We apply basic statistical reasoning to signal reconstruction by machine learning — learning to map corrupted observations to clean signals — with a simple and powerful conclusion: under certain common circumstances, it is possible to learn to restore signals without ever observing clean ones, at performance close or equal to training using clean exemplars. We show applications in photographic noise removal, denoising of synthetic Monte Carlo images, and reconstruction of MRI scans from undersampled inputs, all based on only observing corrupted data.

Authors: 
Jaakko Lehtinen (NVIDIA & Aalto University)
Miika Aittala (MIT CSAIL)
Publication Date: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018