Analysis of distortion distribution for pooling in image quality prediction

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Author(s)

  • Ke Gu
  • Guangtao Zhai
  • Weisi Lin
  • Xiaokang Yang
  • Wenjun Zhang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number7390011
Pages (from-to)446-456
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Broadcasting
Volume62
Issue number2
Online published22 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Image quality assessment (IQA) has been an active research area during last decades. Many existing objective IQA models share a similar two-step structure with measuring local distortion before pooling. Compared with the rapid development for local distortion measurement, seldom effort has been made dedicated to effective pooling schemes. In this paper, we design a new pooling model via the analysis of distortion distribution affected by image content and distortion. That is, distributions of distortion position, distortion intensity, frequency changes, and histogram changes are comprehensively considered to infer an overall quality score. Experimental results conducted on four large-scale image quality databases (LIVE, TID2008, CSIQ, and CCID2014) concluded with three valuable findings. First, the proposed technique leads to consistent improvement in the IQA performance for studied local distortion measures. Second, relative to the traditional pooling, the performance gain of our algorithm is beyond 15% on average. Third, the best overall performance made by the proposed strategy outperforms state-of-the-art competitors.

Research Area(s)

  • distortion distribution, entropy gain multiplier (EGM), frequency variation-induced adjuster (FVA), Image quality assessment (IQA), multi-scale (MS), pooling, ranking-based weighting (RW)

Citation Format(s)

Analysis of distortion distribution for pooling in image quality prediction. / Gu, Ke; Wang, Shiqi; Zhai, Guangtao et al.
In: IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, Vol. 62, No. 2, 7390011, 06.2016, p. 446-456.

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