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BBDM: Image-to-image translation with Brownian bridge diffusion models

Li, Bo, Xue, Kaitao, Lui, Bin and Lai, Yukun ORCID: 2023. BBDM: Image-to-image translation with Brownian bridge diffusion models. Presented at: IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Vancouver, Canada, 18-22 June 2023. Proceedings of Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. , vol.2023 IEEE, pp. 1952-1961. 10.1109/CVPR52729.2023.00194

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Image-to-image translation is an important and challenging problem in computer vision and image processing. Diffusion models (DM) have shown great potentials for high-quality image synthesis, and have gained competitive performance on the task of image-to-image translation. However, most of the existing diffusion models treat image-to-image translation as conditional generation processes, and suffer heavily from the gap between distinct domains. In this paper, a novel image-to-image translation method based on the Brownian Bridge Diffusion Model (BBDM) is proposed, which models image-to-image translation as a stochastic Brownian Bridge process, and learns the translation between two domains directly through the bidirectional diffusion process rather than a conditional generation process. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first work that proposes Brownian Bridge diffusion process for image-to-image translation. Experimental results on various benchmarks demonstrate that the proposed BBDM model achieves competitive performance through both visual inspection and measurable metrics.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9798350301304
ISSN: 1063-6919
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 April 2023
Date of Acceptance: 27 February 2023
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2023 13:22

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