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JSW 2013 Vol.8(1): 168-175 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.1.168-175

Blind Measurement of Blocking Artifacts of Images Based on Edge and Flat-region Detection

Yanhui Xia1, Zhengyou Wang2, Wan Wang2, Jin Wang2, Zheng Wan3, Weisi Lin4
1Shijiazhuang Tiedao University, School of Economics and Management, Shijiazhuang, China
2Shijiazhuang Tiedao University, School of Information Science and Technology, Shijiazhuang, China
3Jiangxi University of Finance & Economics, School of Information Technology, Nanchang, China
4Nanyang Technological University, School of Computer Engineering, Singapore, Singapore

Abstract—Image compression based on DCT often produces distortion of blocking effects, which seriously affect the visual quality of images. In order to detect the distortion of blocking effect, a new approach based on the flat region is presented in this article. The approach has a good correlation to characteristics of human perception, because human eyes are sensitive to the blocking effect which is produced at the flat regions of images, and it is also obvious in images. Furthermore, the approach is a non-reference image quality assessment. It does not only improve the efficiency, but also enhance the practicality of the algorithm. The approach has low complexity, high accuracy and good transplantation.

Index Terms—No reference, image quality assessment, flat region, blocking effect detection.

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Cite: Yanhui Xia, Zhengyou Wang, Wan Wang, Jin Wang, Zheng Wan, Weisi Lin, "Blind Measurement of Blocking Artifacts of Images Based on Edge and Flat-region Detection," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 168-175, 2013.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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