Abstract

Perceptual Image Quality Assessment (IQA) has many applications. Existing IQA approaches typically work only for one of three scenarios: full-reference, non-reference, or reduced-reference. Techniques that attempt to incorporate image structure information often rely on hand-crafted features, making them difficult to be extended to handle different scenarios. On the other hand, objective metrics like Mean Square Error (MSE), while being easy to compute, are often deemed ineffective for measuring perceptual quality. This paper presents a novel approach to perceptual quality assessment by developing an MSE-like metric, which enjoys the benefit of MSE in terms of inexpensive computation and universal applicability while allowing structural information of an image being taken into consideration. The latter was achieved through introducing structure-preserving kernelization into a MSE-like formulation. We show that the method can lead to competitive FR-IQA results. Further, by developing a feature coding scheme based on this formulation, we extend the model to improve the performance of NR-IQA methods. We report extensive experiments illustrating the results from both our FR-IQA and NR-IQA algorithms with comparison to existing state-of-the-art methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2015-August
ISBN (Print)9781479970827
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 4 2015
EventIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2015 - Turin, Italy
Duration: Jun 29 2015Jul 3 2015

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2015
CountryItaly
CityTurin
Period6/29/157/3/15

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Image quality
Mean square error
Experiments

Keywords

  • Image Quality Assessment
  • kernel method
  • Mean Square Error

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Wang, Y., Zhang, Q., & Li, B. (2015). Structure-preserving Image Quality Assessment. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (Vol. 2015-August). [7177436] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICME.2015.7177436

Structure-preserving Image Quality Assessment. / Wang, Yilin; Zhang, Qiang; Li, Baoxin.

Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo. Vol. 2015-August IEEE Computer Society, 2015. 7177436.

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Wang, Y, Zhang, Q & Li, B 2015, Structure-preserving Image Quality Assessment. in Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo. vol. 2015-August, 7177436, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2015, Turin, Italy, 6/29/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICME.2015.7177436
Wang Y, Zhang Q, Li B. Structure-preserving Image Quality Assessment. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo. Vol. 2015-August. IEEE Computer Society. 2015. 7177436 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICME.2015.7177436
Wang, Yilin ; Zhang, Qiang ; Li, Baoxin. / Structure-preserving Image Quality Assessment. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo. Vol. 2015-August IEEE Computer Society, 2015.
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