Mobile Multimedia Communications. 7th International ICST Conference, MOBIMEDIA 2011, Cagliari, Italy, September 5-7, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

The Correlation Dimension: A Video Quality Measure

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30419-4_5,
        author={Bogdan Budescu and Alexandru Căliman and Mihai Ivanovici},
        title={The Correlation Dimension: A Video Quality Measure},
        proceedings={Mobile Multimedia Communications. 7th International ICST Conference, MOBIMEDIA 2011, Cagliari, Italy, September 5-7, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIMEDIA},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Correlation dimension colour fractal dimension video quality},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30419-4_5}
    }
    
  • Bogdan Budescu
    Alexandru Căliman
    Mihai Ivanovici
    Year: 2012
    The Correlation Dimension: A Video Quality Measure
    MOBIMEDIA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30419-4_5
Bogdan Budescu1,*, Alexandru Căliman1,*, Mihai Ivanovici1,*
  • 1: Transilvania University
*Contact email: bbudescu@gmail.com, alexandru.caliman@gmail.com, mihai.ivanovici@gmail.com

Abstract

Correlation dimension is a measure of the multidimensional complexity of an object. Stemming from the area of chaos theory and having several applications involving the study of the convergence and the recurring patterns of random signals, it has been proven to be a possible way to assess video quality. Based on its meaning in the multidimensional space of color fractals, it can be used, in the context of a fractal’s intrinsic similarity to natural shapes and colours, to quantify the aesthetic and harmonic properties of an image. Our approach in the assessment of the perceived quality of a video stream is based on the analysis of the fractal dimension of video signals expressed in the CIE Lab* color space. This colour space has a strong resemblance to the human visual perception system, thus making its Δ norm relevant for the measurement of the perceptual difference between colours, and hence useful for image quality assessment. The fractal dimension is computed through the correlation dimension definition. In this paper we expose the experimental results obtained in a simulation of a real-life scenario: the streaming of a video of a football game over a busy network.