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Quality index for stereoscopic images by jointly evaluating cyclopean amplitude and cyclopean phase

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posted on 10.09.2018, 10:26 by Yancong Lin, Jiachen Yang, Wen Lu, Qinggang MengQinggang Meng, Zhihan Lv, Houbing Song
With widespread applications of three-dimensional (3-D) technology, measuring quality of experience for 3-D multimedia content plays an increasingly important role. In this paper, we propose a full reference stereo image quality assessment (SIQA) framework which focuses on the innovation of binocular visual properties and applications of low-level features. On one hand, based on the fact that human visual system understands an image mainly according to its low-level features, local phase and local amplitude extracted from phase congruency measurement are employed as primary features. Considering the less prominent performance of amplitude in IQA, visual saliency is applied into the modification on amplitude. On the other hand, by fully considering binocular rivalry phenomena, we create the cyclopean amplitude map and cyclopean phase map. With this method, both image features and binocular visual properties are mutually combined with each other. Meanwhile, a novel binocular modulation function in spatial domain is also adopted into the overall quality prediction of amplitude and phase. Extensive experiments demonstrate that the proposed framework achieves higher consistency with subjective tests than relevant SIQA metrics.

Funding

This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grants 61471260 and 61271324 and the Natural Science Foundation of Tianjin under Grant 16JCYBJC16000.

History

School

  • Science

Department

  • Computer Science

Published in

IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing

Volume

11

Issue

1

Pages

89 - 101

Citation

LIN, Y. ... et al, 2016. Quality index for stereoscopic images by jointly evaluating cyclopean amplitude and cyclopean phase. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 11 (1), pp.89-101.

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© IEEE

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Acceptance date

11/11/2016

Publication date

2016-11-23

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ISSN

1932-4553

eISSN

1941-0484

Language

en