Applying a deep convolutional neural network CNN to no-reference image quality assessment (NR-IQA) is a challenging task due to the lack of a training database. In this paper, we propose a CNN-based NR-IQA framework that can effectively solve this problem. The proposed method-the Deep Blind image Quality Assessment predictor (DeepBQA)-adopts two step training stages to avoid overfitting. In the first stage, a ground-truth objective error map is generated and used as a proxy training target. Then, in the second stage, subjective score is predicted by learning a sensitivity map, which weights each pixel in the predicted objective error map. To compensate the inaccurate prediction of the objective error on the homogeneous regions, we additionally suggest a reliability map. Experiments showed that DeepBQA yields a state-of-the-art correlation with human opinions.
|Title of host publication||2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2018 - Proceedings|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Sept 10|
|Event||2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2018 - Calgary, Canada|
Duration: 2018 Apr 15 → 2018 Apr 20
|Name||ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings|
|Conference||2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2018|
|Period||18/4/15 → 18/4/20|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work is done when Jongyoo Kim is an intern at Microsoft Research Asia This work was supported by Samsung Research Funding Center of Sam-sung Electronics under Project Number SRFC-IT1702-08
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Signal Processing
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering