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The mainstream approach to image quality assessment has centered around accurately modeling the single most relevant strategy employed by the human visual system (HVS) when judging image quality (e.g., detecting visible differences, and extracting image structure/information). In this work, we suggest that a single strategy may not be sufficient; rather, we(More)
This paper presents an efficient metric for quantifying the visual fidelity of natural images based on near-threshold and suprathreshold properties of human vision. The proposed metric, the visual signal-to-noise ratio (VSNR), operates via a two-stage approach. In the first stage, contrast thresholds for detection of distortions in the presence of natural(More)
In this letter, we present a simple, yet effective wavelet-based algorithm for estimating both global and local image sharpness (FISH, Fast Image Sharpness). FISH operates by first decomposing the input image via a three-level separable discrete wavelet transform (DWT). Next, the log-energies of the DWT subbands are computed. Finally, a scalar index(More)
This paper presents an algorithm designed to measure the local perceived sharpness in an image. Our method utilizes both spectral and spatial properties of the image: For each block, we measure the slope of the magnitude spectrum and the total spatial variation. These measures are then adjusted to account for visual perception, and then, the adjusted(More)
RBP16 is a guide RNA (gRNA)-binding protein that was shown through immunoprecipitation experiments to interact with approximately 30% of total gRNAs in Trypanosoma brucei mitochondria. To gain insight into the biochemical function of RBP16, we used affinity chromatography and immunoprecipitation to identify RBP16 protein binding partners. By these methods,(More)
This paper presents an algorithm for video quality assessment, spatiotemporal MAD (ST-MAD), which extends our previous image-based algorithm (MAD [1]) to take into account visual perception of motion artifacts. ST-MAD employs spatiotemporal “images” (STS images [2]) created by taking time-based slices of the original and distorted videos.(More)
We propose an efficient blind/no-reference image quality assessment algorithm using a log-derivative statistical model of natural scenes. Our method, called DErivative Statistics-based QUality Evaluator (DESIQUE), extracts image quality-related statistical features at two image scales in both the spatial and frequency domains. In the spatial domain,(More)
Natural scenes, like most all natural data sets, show considerable redundancy. Although many forms of redundancy have been investigated (e.g., pixel distributions, power spectra, contour relationships, etc.), estimates of the true entropy of natural scenes have been largely considered intractable. We describe a technique for estimating the entropy and(More)
It is widely known that the wavelet coefficients of natural scenes possess certain statistical regularities which can be affected by the presence of distortions. The DIIVINE (Distortion Identification-based Image Verity and Integrity Evaluation) algorithm is a successful no-reference image quality assessment (NR IQA) algorithm, which estimates quality based(More)
Quantization of the coefficients within a discrete wavelet transform subband gives rise to distortions in the reconstructed image that are localized in spatial frequency and orientation and are spatially correlated with the image. We investigated the detectability of these distortions: Contrast thresholds were measured for both simple and compound(More)