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Learning a Blind Measure of Perceptual Image Quality

Huixuan Tang, Neel Joshi, and Ashish Kapoor

Abstract

It is often desirable to evaluate an image based on its quality. For many computer vision applications, a perceptually meaningful measure is the most relevant for evaluation; however, most commonly used measure do not map well to human judgements of image quality. A further complication of many existing image measure is that they require a reference image, which is often not available in practice. In this paper, we present a “blind” image quality measure, where potentially neither the groundtruth image nor the degradation process are known. Our method uses a set of novel low-level image features in a machine learning framework to learn a mapping from these features to subjective image quality scores. The image quality features stem from natural image measure and texture statistics. Experiments on a standard image quality benchmark dataset shows that our method outperforms the current state of art.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
URLhttp://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/lbiq/
PublisherIEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
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