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Visual quality of color images is an important aspect in various applications of digital image processing and multime-dia. A large number of visual quality metrics (indices) has been proposed recently. In order to assess their reliability, several databases of color images with various sets of distortions have been exploited. Here we present a new database(More)
This paper describes a recently created image database, TID2013, intended for evaluation of full-reference visual quality assessment metrics. With respect to TID2008, the new database contains a larger number (3000) of test images obtained from 25 reference images, 24 types of distortions for each reference image, and 5 levels for each type of distortion.(More)
Andrographolide (AG), the primary bioactive component of Andrographils paniculate Nees, has showed an anti-diabetic effect. However, the molecular mechanism has not been clarified. In this study, we demonstrated that AG increased glucose uptake in 3T3-L1 cells in a time- and dosedependent manner. The activation of insulin signaling by AG was initiated from(More)
In this paper, we present a novel stereoscopic video quality assessment method based on 3D-DCT transform. In our approach, similar blocks from left and right views of stereoscopic video frames are found by block-matching, grouped into 3D stack and then analyzed by 3D-DCT. Comparison between reference and distorted images are made in terms of MSE calculated(More)
A new block-based multi-metric fusion (BMMF) approach is proposed for perceptual image quality assessment. The proposed BMMF scheme automatically detects image content and distortion types in a block via machine learning, which is motivated by the observation that the performance of an image quality metric is highly influenced by these factors. Locally,(More)
— The block-based multi-metric fusion (BMMF) is one of the state-of-the-art perceptual image quality assessment (IQA) schemes. With this scheme, image quality is analyzed in a block-by-block fashion according to the block content type (i.e. smooth, edge and texture blocks) and the distortion type. Then, a suitable IQA metric is adopted to evaluate the(More)
Capparis spionosa L. is a traditional medicinal plant in China and central Asia. In this study, an experiment was designed to investigate the optimization of the extraction of anti-tumor polysaccharides from the fruit of Capparis spionosa L. (CSPS) by response surface methodology (RSM). Four independent variables (extraction temperature, extraction time,(More)
3D video is expected to provide an enhanced user experience bringing more realism through depth impression. Therefore, quality assessment plays an important role when designing and optimizing 3D video processing methods and applications. In this paper, we propose and validate a novel quality metric based on binocular human visual system. Both visual(More)
The histological spectrum of nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) ranges from hepatic steatosis to steatohepatitis and fibrosis. Berberine (BBR) is known for its therapeutic effect on obesity, hyperglycaemia and dyslipidaemia; however, its effect on NAFLD has yet to be thoroughly explored. Db/db mice and methionine-choline-deficient diet-fed mice were(More)