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Incorporating visual attention models into video quality metrics
Author(s): Welington Y. L. Akamine; Mylène C. Q. Farias
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Paper Abstract

A recent development in the area of image and video quality consists of trying to incorporate aspects of visual attention in the design of visual quality metrics, mostly using the assumption that visual distortions appearing in less salient areas might be less visible and, therefore, less annoying. This research area is still in its infancy and results obtained by different groups are not yet conclusive. Among the works that have reported some improvement, most use subjective saliency maps, i.e. saliency maps generated from eye-tracking data obtained experimentally. Besides, most works address the image quality problem, not focusing on how to incorporate visual attention into video signals. In this work, we investigate the benefits of incorporating saliency maps obtained with visual attention. In particular, we compare the performance of four full-reference video quality metrics with their modified versions, which had saliency maps incorporated to the algorithm. For comparison proposes, we have used a database of subjective salience maps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9016, Image Quality and System Performance XI, 90160O (3 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039780
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Welington Y. L. Akamine, Univ. de Brasília (Brazil)
Mylène C. Q. Farias, Univ. de Brasília (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9016:
Image Quality and System Performance XI
Sophie Triantaphillidou; Mohamed-Chaker Larabi, Editor(s)

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