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VQAMap: A Novel Mechanism for Mapping Objective Video Quality Metrics to Subjective MOS Scale

Moldovan, Arghir-Nicolae, Ghergulescu, Ioana and Muntean, Cristina Hava (2016) VQAMap: A Novel Mechanism for Mapping Objective Video Quality Metrics to Subjective MOS Scale. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, 62 (3). pp. 610-627. ISSN 1557-9611

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The reliable estimation of video quality has become increasingly important with the proliferation of online video services and users becoming more quality aware. A multitude of objective video quality assessment (VQA) metrics with various performance and complexity have been proposed. However, their applicability in real-world scenarios is limited by the lack of clear interpretations of how the metric values reflect the subjective user-perceived video quality. This paper proposes a novel mechanism called VQAMap, that uses data from public VQA databases and enables to automatically create generic rules for mapping the values of objective VQA metrics to the subjective MOS scale (i.e., 1-bad, 2-poor, 3-fair, 4-good, and 5-excellent). An extensive evaluation study of VQAMap was conducted using data from three public VQA databases, considering six objective VQA metrics. The results analysis has shown that VQAMap provides mapping rules with quality estimation accuracy as high as 95%, while the variation in performance being caused by the varying accuracy of the different objective metrics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 15:55
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2016 15:55

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