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Visual quality assessment algorithms: what does the future hold?

Anush Krishna Moorthy, Alan Conrad Bovik
2010 Multimedia tools and applications  
We summarize recent approaches to these problems and discuss in detail our vision for future research on the problems of full-reference and no-reference 2D image and video quality assessment.  ...  We first introduce the area of quality assessment and state its relevance. We describe current standards for gauging algorithmic performance and define terms that we will use through this paper.  ...  that we have given the reader an idea of what the future of quality assessment research holds.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11042-010-0640-x fatcat:alhexj5scvdktapusspaeaz4ue

An algorithm was developed to assign GRADE levels of evidence to comparisons within systematic reviews

Alex Pollock, Sybil E. Farmer, Marian C. Brady, Peter Langhorne, Gillian E. Mead, Jan Mehrholz, Frederike van Wijck, Philip J. Wiffen
2016 Journal of Clinical Epidemiology  
One recommended use of the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach is supporting quality assessment of evidence of comparisons included within a Cochrane overview  ...  To support our ratings, we developed an algorithm to grade quality of evidence using concrete rules.  ...  An essential part of an overview is the assessment of the quality of evidence arising from the included reviews, and the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.08.013 pmid:26341023 pmcid:PMC4742519 fatcat:fnszusrruneybeaojv3ocdayum

Trauma Association of Canada (TAC) Annual Scientific Meeting. The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa, Whistler, BC, Thursday, Apr. 11 to Saturday, Apr. 13, 2013Testing the reliability of tools for pediatric trauma teamwork evaluation in a North American high-resource simulation settingThe association of etomidate with mortality in trauma patientsDefinition of isolated hip fractures as an exclusion criterion in trauma centre performance evaluations: a systematic reviewEstimation of acute care hospitalization costs ...

G. Hoit, C. Hinkewich, J. Tiao, V. Porgo, L. Moore, L. Moore, J. Tiao, C. Wang, B. Moffatt, S. Wheeler, L. Gillman, K. Bartens (+672 others)
2013 Canadian journal of surgery  
This study aims to test the reliability of the Teamwork Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAM), the Trauma Teamwork Assessment Tool (TTAT) and, specifically, the teamwork domain of the TTAT (TTATtw).  ...  Methods: An expert and nonexpert panel evaluated 3 prerecorded pediatric trauma in situ simu lations using TEAM and TTAT.  ...  Background: Falls are an increasing cause of injuries. This study looks at potential causes of falls in different age populations.  ... 
doi:10.1503/cjs.005813 fatcat:m6xhwho4efgohirjvprezl7v6m

Quality assessment based denoising to improve face recognition performance

Samarth Bharadwaj, Himanshu Bhatt, Mayank Vatsa, Richa Singh, Afzel Noore
2011 CVPR 2011 WORKSHOPS  
In the proposed framework, the optimal parameter set is selected for denoising using quality assessment algorithms with low complexity.  ...  A probe face image may contain noise due to environmental conditions, incorrect use of sensors or transmission error.  ...  Acknowledgment The authors are thankful to Dr. A. Martinez for providing the AR face database. This research is partially supported by the Department of Defense, United States of America.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cvprw.2011.5981843 dblp:conf/cvpr/BharadwajBVSN11 fatcat:uo2dauqrhbd7zkwawkhefogvfy

A Brief Review on Blind Image Quality Evaluation Methods

Sushilkumar N., Ulhas B., Priyanka M.
2017 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Image quality assessment means estimating the quality of an image and it is used for many image processing applications. Image quality can be measured in two ways, subjective and objective method.  ...  Image Quality Assessment plays an important role in various image processing applications. It is still an active area of research.  ...  These compression algorithms are based on reduction of spatial redundancies using the block-based Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT No-Reference Quality Assessment for JPEG2000 Compressed Images using  ... 
doi:10.5120/ijca2017913550 fatcat:tw4gejh74neipm25ws6s4vqk4a

Assessing university students' perception of academic quality using machine learning

Alberto Guillén Perales, Francisco Liébana-Cabanillas, Juan Sánchez-Fernández, Luis Javier Herrera
2020 Applied Computing and Informatics  
In the first phase of research, an assessment of the service quality was performed with data gathered from 580 students in a process involving the adaptation of the SERVQUAL scale through a multi-objective  ...  PurposeThe aim of this research is to assess the influence of the underlying service quality variable, usually related to university students' perception of the educational experience.  ...  A recent bibliometric study on service quality [31] corroborates the relevance of the scale used in this research to assess quality.  ... 
doi:10.1108/aci-06-2020-0003 fatcat:qjzclntbszcnbjzvkiyzo4utri

Biometric quality: a review of fingerprint, iris, and face

Samarth Bharadwaj, Mayank Vatsa, Richa Singh
2014 EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing  
It is imperative to first analyze the data and incorporate this understanding within the recognition system, making assessment of biometric quality an important aspect of biometrics.  ...  Evaluation schemes are presented to test the performance of quality metrics for various applications.  ...  Acknowledgements This research is supported through a grant of Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1687-5281-2014-34 fatcat:vhat5jla5bb3vksbywco4heisy

A Fast Algorithm for Automated Quality Control in Surface Engineering

Ehsan Sheybani, Singli Garcia-Otero, Fedra Adnani, Giti Javidi
2012 Journal of Surface Engineered Materials and Advanced Technology  
In this article an approach to surface image quality assessment for surface pattern and object recognition, classification, and identification has been described.  ...  Finally, any algorithm capable of handling these tasks has to be efficient, fast, and simple to qualify for the "real-time" applications.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), and NASA CIPAIR, Fellowship, and NSTI grants for the financial support of the research in surface  ... 
doi:10.4236/jsemat.2012.22019 fatcat:4ovxao5jgbf3poif2l67vzgon4

Feelings from the heart: Developing HRV decrease‐trigger algorithms via multilevel hyperplane simulation to detect psychosocially meaningful episodes in everyday life

Andreas R. Schwerdtfeger, Christian Rominger
2021 Psychophysiology  
This approach allows derivation of algorithm settings, which can later be used to automatically trigger the assessment of psychosocial states by online-analysis of transient HRV changes.  ...  In this study, we present an approach based on the concept of additional heart rate and additional HRV reductions, which aims to control for metabolic-related changes in cardiac activity.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors acknowledge the financial support by the University of Graz.  ... 
doi:10.1111/psyp.13914 pmid:34357598 pmcid:PMC9285549 fatcat:oyfqsvjke5esjk4p3trrcpafwe

Terahertz Security Image Quality Assessment by No-reference Model Observers [article]

Menghan Hu, Xiongkuo Min, Guangtao Zhai, Wenhan Zhu, Yucheng Zhu, Zhaodi Wang, Xiaokang Yang, Guang Tian
2017 arXiv   pre-print
To provide the possibility of developing objective image quality assessment (IQA) algorithms for THz security images, we constructed the THz security image database (THSID) including a total of 181 THz  ...  The statistical results demonstrated the superiority of Fish_bb over the other testing IQA approaches for assessing the THz image quality with PLCC (SROCC) values of 0.8925 (-0.8706), and with RMSE value  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge the staffs working in BOCOM Smart Network Technologies Inc., who assisted in acquiring the THz images.  ... 
arXiv:1707.03574v2 fatcat:3wxblnvcfrfxdjdc4vc3n2m2jq

Non-destructive quality monitoring of 3D printed tissue scaffolds via dielectric impedance spectroscopy and supervised machine learning

Shohanuzzaman Shohan, Jordan Harm, Mahmud Hasan, Binil Starly, Rohan Shirwaiker
2021 Procedia Manufacturing  
The outcomes of this study demonstrate the approach of using DIS and supervised ML in conjunction for assessment of TEMPs in an automated manufacturing system.  ...  The outcomes of this study demonstrate the approach of using DIS and supervised ML in conjunction for assessment of TEMPs in an automated manufacturing system.  ...  In this study, we have investigated an approach integrating DIS and supervised ML for efficient and scalable quality assessment of TEMPs. 3D printed polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffolds seeded with different  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.promfg.2021.06.063 fatcat:soeegt5uwbcylnd4a557raiscq

Facial Image Verification and Quality Assessment System -FaceIVQA

Omidiora E. O., Olabiyisi S. O., Ojo J. A., Abayomi-Alli Adebayo, Abayomi-Alli O., Erameh K. B.
2013 International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)  
Although several techniques have been proposed for predicting biometric system performance using quality values, many of the research works were based on no-reference assessment technique using a single  ...  Different algorithms and methods were implemented in FaceIVQA to extract the faceness, pose, illumination, contrast and similarity quality attributes using an objective full-reference image quality assessment  ...  Special thanks to the Luxand incorporation for releasing the evaluation version of the Luxand SDK 4.0 library.  ... 
doi:10.11591/ijece.v3i6.5034 fatcat:whrztf4ezbfodgrztd5qp7uaiq

STANDARDIZING QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF FUSED REMOTELY SENSED IMAGES

C. Pohl, J. Moellmann, K. Fries
2017 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
The comparison of different techniques is necessary to obtain an optimized image for the different applications of remote sensing. There are two approaches in assessing image quality: 1.  ...  This manuscript reports on the results of the comparison and provides recommendations for future research.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The data in the two studies was provided by Planet Labs Germany GmbH as part of the RESA areas for research and Scene Sharp Technologies Inc. for research on image fusion quality.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-2-w7-863-2017 fatcat:fm7ablsytzelvfovxttfuogqx4

A Multiagent Dynamic Assessment Approach for Water Quality Based on Improved Q-Learning Algorithm

Jianjun Ni, Li Ren, Minghua Liu, Daqi Zhu
2013 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
The dynamic water quality assessment for different regions and the prewarning of water pollution are achieved by using an interaction factor in the proposed approach.  ...  To deal with this complex problem, a dynamic water assessment model based on multiagent technology is proposed, and an improved Q-learning algorithm is used in this paper.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61203365), the Jiangsu Province Natural Science Foundation (BK2012149), the Open Fund of Changzhou Key Laboratory  ... 
doi:10.1155/2013/812032 fatcat:kmcqvokevzhwrncdm6k25wvw44

Towards the Automated Evaluation of Crowd Work: Machine-Learning Based Classification of Complex Texts Simplified by Laymen

Holger Hoffmann, Angelika Bullinger, Christiane Fellbaum
2013 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
Using the example of crowd generated patent transcripts we build on interdisciplinary research to present an approach to classifying them along two dimensions -correctness and readability.  ...  However, an increase of crowd work entails increasing effort to evaluate the quality of the submissions.  ...  [21] both attempt to find an algorithmic readability assessment for texts.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2013.568 dblp:conf/hicss/HoffmannBF13 fatcat:sitb2bil2fbenjvovvq3nwqb6q
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