10 April 2018 Deep supervised dictionary learning for no-reference image quality assessment
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We propose a deep convolutional neural network (CNN) for general no-reference image quality assessment (NR-IQA), i.e., accurate prediction of image quality without a reference image. The proposed model consists of three components such as a local feature extractor that is a fully CNN, an encoding module with an inherent dictionary that aggregates local features to output a fixed-length global quality-aware image representation, and a regression module that maps the representation to an image quality score. Our model can be trained in an end-to-end manner, and all of the parameters, including the weights of the convolutional layers, the dictionary, and the regression weights, are simultaneously learned from the loss function. In addition, the model can predict quality scores for input images of arbitrary sizes in a single step. We tested our method on commonly used image quality databases and showed that its performance is comparable with that of state-of-the-art general-purpose NR-IQA algorithms.
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Yuge Huang, Xuesong Liu, Xiang Tian, Fan Zhou, Yaowu Chen, Rongxin Jiang, "Deep supervised dictionary learning for no-reference image quality assessment," Journal of Electronic Imaging 27(2), 023020 (10 April 2018). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.27.2.023020 Submission: Received 18 August 2017; Accepted 16 March 2018
Submission: Received 18 August 2017; Accepted 16 March 2018
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