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Towards an efficient model of visual saliency for objective image quality assessment

Hantao Liu, Ingrid Heynderickx
2012 2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)  
Based on "ground truth" eye-tracking data, earlier research [1] shows that adding natural scene saliency (NSS) can improve an objective metric's performance in predicting perceived image quality.  ...  Experimental results show that the proposed model sufficiently captures the saliency of the eye-tracking data, and applying the model to objective image quality metrics enhances their performance in the  ...  Fig. 1 . 1 Schematic overview of the proposed model of visual saliency for objective image quality assessment.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icassp.2012.6288091 dblp:conf/icassp/LiuH12 fatcat:2ceavbv74nexlit3mspespmofa

Does where you Gaze on an Image Affect your Perception of Quality? Applying Visual Attention to Image Quality Metric

A. Ninassi, O. Le Meur, P. Le Callet, D. Barba
2007 2007 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing  
The aim of an objective image quality assessment is to find an automatic algorithm that evaluates the quality of pictures or video as a human observer would do.  ...  Visual attention is a main feature of the HVS, but few studies have been done on using it in image quality assessment.  ...  Fig. 1 . 1 Eye tracking apparatus Fig. 2 . 2 (a) original images, (b) average saliency maps based on FD, (c) average saliency maps based on FN, and (d) switched versions of (b) defined in section 4  ... 
doi:10.1109/icip.2007.4379119 dblp:conf/icip/NinassiMCB07 fatcat:pljishepcveahiykc4vsk25eau

Objective Quality Assessment for Image Retargeting Based on Perceptual Geometric Distortion and Information Loss

Chih-Chung Hsu, Chia-Wen Lin, Yuming Fang, Weisi Lin
2014 IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing  
In this paper, we propose a novel full-reference objective metric for assessing visual quality of a retargeted image based on perceptual geometric distortion and information loss.  ...  Besides, the information loss in the retargeted image, which is estimated based on the saliency map, is also taken into account in the proposed metric.  ...  proposed an objective metric for quality assessment of image retargeting algorithms based on the global geometric structures and local pixel correspondence.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jstsp.2014.2311884 fatcat:dspnbfm75raafhy4zcytr525uy

Saliency based objective quality assessment of decoded video affected by packet losses

Xin Feng, Tao Liu, Dan Yang, Yao Wang
2008 2008 15th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing  
In this work, we propose a novel saliency-based objective quality assessment metric, for assessing the perceptual quality of decoded video sequences affected by packet loses.  ...  The proposed method weights the error at each pixel by the visual saliency of the pixel. Different weighting methods are explored and compared.  ...  The FOA maps of the two test frames given in Quality Assessment Based on Saliency map Besides using the detection order of FOAs to weight the error image, we also consider using the saliency value  ... 
doi:10.1109/icip.2008.4712316 dblp:conf/icip/FengLYW08 fatcat:3gjxi5igfnfmrmbpjz6qp7pu4m

Minimum image quality assessment based on saliency maps: a human visual approach

João Barreira, Maximino Bessa, Luís Magalhães, Peter D. Burns, Sophie Triantaphillidou
2013 Image Quality and System Performance X  
In this paper, we investigate the possibility of automatically predict, based on saliency maps, the minimum image quality threshold from which humans can perceive the elements on a compressed image.  ...  Our results indicate that the elements on the image are only perceived by most of the human subjects not at a specific compressed image quality level, but depending on a saliency map difference threshold  ...  The minimum image quality threshold is defined based on saliency maps differences. Figure 1 presents the overview of our approach.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2005380 fatcat:fq5lu5pthbhexbwjsxzynqsnby

Spatio-temporal salience based video quality assessment

Xinbo Gao, Ni Liu, Wen Lu, Dacheng Tao, Xuelong Li
2010 2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics  
This paper explores the saliency of visual field for objective quality assessment of videos.  ...  Moreover, the saliency of visual field has a great influence on recognition, memorization and subjective evaluation of the image.  ...  CONCLUSION This paper describes a video quality assessment based on spatio-temporal salience.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icsmc.2010.5642429 dblp:conf/smc/GaoLLTL10 fatcat:46brty63gvhsnbpmdwfxpk27ly

Stereoscopic image quality assessment method based on binocular combination saliency model

Yun Liu, Jiachen Yang, Qinggang Meng, Zhihan Lv, Zhanjie Song, Zhiqun Gao
2016 Signal Processing  
Stereoscopic image quality assessment method based on binocular combination saliency model.  ...  Abstract The objective quality assessment of stereoscopic images plays an important role in three-dimensional (3D) technologies.  ...  [39] then proposed an objective saliency structure stereoscopic image quality assessment model based on the saliency map of each eye view and the texture sensitivity, and the experimental results indicated  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sigpro.2016.01.019 fatcat:76ncie44nbc7ti7ejfq7szazmu

Objective Quality Assessment for Image Retargeting Based on Structural Similarity

Yuming Fang, Kai Zeng, Zhou Wang, Weisi Lin, Zhijun Fang, Chia-Wen Lin
2014 IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems  
We propose an objective quality assessment method for image retargeting.  ...  Index Terms-Image quality assessment, image retargeting, image saliency, structural similarity.  ...  Based on the eye tracking data, Chamaret et al. proposed an objective metric to assess the visual quality of video retargeting [21] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/jetcas.2014.2298919 fatcat:47hid27tsncqpodtrnocxsptei

Multi Information Fusion Network for Saliency Quality Assessment

Kai TAN, Qingbo WU, Fanman MENG, Linfeng XU
2019 IEICE transactions on information and systems  
Saliency quality assessment aims at estimating the objective quality of a saliency map without access to the ground-truth.  ...  Existing works typically evaluate saliency quality by utilizing information from saliency maps to assess its compactness and closedness while ignoring the information from image content which can be used  ...  They design a range of hand-crafted features based on the attributes of salient object such as size, spatial and color compactness and so on.  ... 
doi:10.1587/transinf.2019edl8002 fatcat:axlnf3kevnb23ksbb4wfvke7du

Saliency Inspired Quality Assessment of Stereoscopic 3D Video [article]

Amin Banitalebi-Dehkordi, Panos Nasiopoulos
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Performance evaluations using a large scale database of stereoscopic videos with various types of distortions demonstrated that using saliency maps generally improves the performance of the quality assessment  ...  One of the main applications of these VAMs is in quality assessment of 3D video. The usage of 2D VAMs in designing 2D quality metrics is already well explored.  ...  Visually important objects are selected based on the available 3D saliency maps.  ... 
arXiv:1803.04096v1 fatcat:ar7zgxzfqjft7mdzqn72e5uc2u

A semantic no-reference image sharpness metric based on top-down and bottom-up saliency map modeling

Sheng-hua Zhong, Yan Liu, Yang Liu, Fu-lai Chung
2010 2010 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing  
This work presents a semantic level no-reference image sharpness/blurriness metric under the guidance of top-down & bottom-up saliency map, which is learned based on eyetracking data by SVM.  ...  We integrate visual features, center priority, and semantic meaning from tag information to learn a top-down & bottom-up saliency model based on the eye-tracking data.  ...  Objective image assessment can be divided into three categories: fullreference, no-reference (blind quality assessment), and reduced-reference.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icip.2010.5653807 dblp:conf/icip/ZhongLLC10 fatcat:ij2cr47lpfbhthj2bpt65qc2cy

Color face-tuned salient detection for image quality assessment

Yubing Tong, Hubert Konik, Alain Tremeau
2010 2010 2nd European Workshop on Visual Information Processing (EUVIP)  
Index Terms-image quality assessment, region saliency map, face detection, image classification.  ...  Next, region saliency information is computed only for this kind of images. Then region saliency information is used instead of point saliency information in image quality assessment.  ...  Image Quality Assessment Based on Salient Regions In order to analyze image quality, we propose here to take into account regions saliency maps instead of pixels saliency maps.  ... 
doi:10.1109/euvip.2010.5699149 dblp:conf/euvip/TongKT10 fatcat:we7nj7bauvdmvmdyzx6ivuqwqa

Improving image quality assessment with modeling visual attention

Junyong You, Andrew Perkis, Moncef Gabbouj
2010 2010 2nd European Workshop on Visual Information Processing (EUVIP)  
This paper investigates the capabilities of visual attention models for image quality assessment in different scenarios: twodimensional images, stereoscopic images, and Digital Cinema setup.  ...  Visual attention is an important attribute of the human visual system (HVS), while it has not been explored in image quality assessment adequately.  ...  Although objective image quality assessment and visual attention analysis have been studied widely, few studies have been done on integrating visual attention into image quality assessment.  ... 
doi:10.1109/euvip.2010.5699102 dblp:conf/euvip/YouPG10 fatcat:24kysi6qlzgjfdqyt7fhoksjcy

Comparing Salient Object Detection Results without Ground Truth [chapter]

Long Mai, Feng Liu
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper addresses this challenge by designing a range of features to measure the quality of salient object detection results.  ...  A wide variety of methods have been developed to approach the problem of salient object detection. The performance of these methods is often image-dependent.  ...  Our problem is relevant to the research on non-reference image quality assessment, which estimates the quality of an image without a ground-truth one [45, Image GBVS [16] FT [1] CA [14] GC [8]  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-10578-9_6 fatcat:gpuhdp7infcynmgclx4mdsp2mm

Reduced-Reference Video Quality Metric Using Spatial Information in Salient Regions

Farah Diyana Abdul Rahman, Dimitris Agrafiotis, Othman O. Khalifa, Fan Zhang
2018 TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication Computing Electronics and Control)  
In multimedia transmission, it is important to rely on an ob jective quality metric which accurately represents the sub jective quality of processed images and video sequences.  ...  This attrib ute enab les real-time assessment and visual degradation detection caused by transmission and compression errors.  ...  The algorithm of finding salient regions consists of computing the saliency map at different scales of the input image or frame, adding each of the saliency maps based on the different scales at each pixels  ... 
doi:10.12928/telkomnika.v16i3.9036 fatcat:tmaslggwrjgffj2ripjamfb2im
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