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A Psychophysical Evaluation of Texture Degradation Descriptors

Conference Paper (international conference)

Filip Jiří, Vácha Pavel, Haindl Michal, Green P.R.

serial: Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition, p. 423-433 , Eds: Hancock, Edwin and Wilson, Richard and Windeatt, Terry and Ulusoy, Ilkay and Escolano, Francisco 

action: Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition, (Cesme, Izmir, TR, 18.08.2010-20.08.2010)

research: CEZ:AV0Z10750506

project(s): 1M0572, GA MŠk, ERG 239294, EC Marie Curie, GA102/08/0593, GA ČR

keywords: texture, degradation, statistical features, BTF, psychophysics

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abstract (eng):

Delivering a digital realistic appearance of materials is one of the most difficult tasks of computer vision. Accurate representation of surface texture can be obtained by means of view and illumination dependent textures. However, this kind of appearance representation produces massive datasets so their compression is inevitable. For optimal visual performance of compression methods, their parameters should be set dependently on the actual material. We propose a set of statistical descriptors motivated by standard textural features, and psychophysically evaluate their performance on three subtle artificial texture visual degradations. We tested the five types of descriptors on five different textures and combination of thirteen surface shapes and two illuminations. We have found that descriptors based on two-dimensional causal auto-regressive model, have the highest correlation with the psychophysical results.