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Neural Universal Discrete Denoiser

Taesup Moon · Seonwoo Min · Byunghan Lee · Sungroh Yoon

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Keywords: [ (Application) Signal and Speech Processing ] [ (Other) Unsupervised Learning Methods ] [ Information Theory ] [ Deep Learning or Neural Networks ]


We present a new framework of applying deep neural networks (DNN) to devise a universal discrete denoiser. Unlike other approaches that utilize supervised learning for denoising, we do not require any additional training data. In such setting, while the ground-truth label, i.e., the clean data, is not available, we devise ``pseudo-labels'' and a novel objective function such that DNN can be trained in a same way as supervised learning to become a discrete denoiser. We experimentally show that our resulting algorithm, dubbed as Neural DUDE, significantly outperforms the previous state-of-the-art in several applications with a systematic rule of choosing the hyperparameter, which is an attractive feature in practice.

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