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Distortion measure for blocking artifacts in images based on human visual sensitivity
Author(s): Shanika A. Karunasekera; Nick G. Kingsbury
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Paper Abstract

A visual model which gives a distortion measure for Blocking Artifacts in images is presented. Given the original and the reproduced image as inputs, the model output is a single numerical value which quantifies the visibility of blocking error in the reproduced image. The model is derived based on the human visual sensitivity to horizontal and vertical edge artifacts which result from blocking. Psychovisual experiments have been carried out using a novel experimental technique to measure the sensitivity to edge artifacts with the variation of edge length, edge amplitude, background luminance and background activity. The model parameters are estimated based on these sensitivity measures. The final model has been tested on real images, and the results show that the error predicted by the model correlate well with the subjective ranking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2094, Visual Communications and Image Processing '93, (22 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157966
Show Author Affiliations
Shanika A. Karunasekera, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Nick G. Kingsbury, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2094:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '93
Barry G. Haskell; Hsueh-Ming Hang, Editor(s)

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