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A measurement for distortion induced saliency variation in natural images

Yang, Xiaohan, Li, Fan and Liu, Hantao ORCID: 2021. A measurement for distortion induced saliency variation in natural images. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement 70 , 5015814. 10.1109/TIM.2021.3108538

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How best to measure spatial saliency shift induced by image distortions is an open research question. Our previous study has shown that image distortions cause saliency to deviate from its original places in natural images, and the degree of such distortion-induced saliency variation (DSV) depends on image content as well as the properties of distortion. Being able to measure DSV benefits the development of saliency based image quality algorithms. In this paper, we first investigate the plausibility of using existing mathematical algorithms for measuring DSV and their potential limitations. We then develop a new algorithm for quantifying DSV, based on a deep neural network. In the algorithm, namely ST-DSV, we design a coarse-grained to fine-grained saliency similarity transformation approach to achieve DSV measurement. The experimental results show that the proposed ST-DSV algorithm significantly outperforms existing methods in predicting the ground truth DSV.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN: 0018-9456
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 September 2021
Date of Acceptance: 17 August 2021
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 00:55

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