Complexity Perception in Images

Visual complexity perception plays an important role in the fields of both psychology and computer vision: it can be useful not only to investigate human perception but also to better understand the properties of the objects being perceived. We investigate image complexity within different contexts. To this end we have performed several psycho-physical experiments on different database of images:

  1. Real Scenes database: RSIVL, and SD-IVL
  2. Real Texture images: RawFooTDB
  3. Grayscale real scenes and real texture images.

Starting from the subjective data collected by these experiments, we investigate:

  1. Influence of color in the perception of image complexity.
  2. Correlation of image features,that measure colors as well as other spatial properties of the images, with the collected subjective data.
  3. Linear and  non linear combination of image features to predict image complexity perception.

DATASETS

Real Scenes database

  RSIVL database (31.0 MiB, 0 hits)

the database is password protected, please contact gasparini@disco.unimib.it

  copyrightnotice_RSIVL.pdf (187.2 KiB, 110 hits)

 

Texture database

  texture complexity data (25.0 KiB, 19 hits)

 

Publications

1.

Human perception of image complexity: real scenes versus texture patches
(Silvia Corchs, Gianluigi Ciocca, Francesca Gasparini) In Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Abstracts for the Second International Meeting of the Milan Center for Neuroscience (Neuromi): Prediction and Prevention of Dementia: New Hope (Milan, July 6–8, 2016), volume 53, number s1, pp. s51, 2016.

@inproceedings{corchs2016human-perception,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Ciocca, Gianluigi and Gasparini, Francesca},
 year = {2016},
 pages = {s51},
 title = {Human perception of image complexity: real scenes versus texture patches},
 volume = {53},
 number = {s1},
 note = {Abstracts for the Second International Meeting of the Milan Center for Neuroscience (Neuromi): Prediction and Prevention of Dementia: New Hope (Milan, July 6–8, 2016)},
 booktitle = {Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease},
 doi = {10.3233/JAD-169002}}
2.

Predicting Complexity Perception of Real World Images
(Silvia Corchs, Gianluigi Ciocca, Emanuela Bricolo, Francesca Gasparini) In PLoS ONE, volume 11, number 6, pp. e0157986, 2016.

@article{predicting-complexity,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Ciocca, Gianluigi and Bricolo, Emanuela and Gasparini, Francesca},
 year = {2016},
 pages = {e0157986},
 title = {Predicting Complexity Perception of Real World Images},
 volume = {11},
 number = {6},
 journal = {PLoS ONE},
 pdf = {/download/journal.pone.0157986.PDF},
 doi = {10.1371/journal.pone.0157986}}
3.

A Genetic Programming approach to evaluate complexity of texture images
(Silvia Corchs, Gianluigi Ciocca, Francesca Gasparini) In Journal of Electronic Imaging, volume 25, number 6, pp. 061408, SPIE, 2016.

@article{corchs2016genetic-programming,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Ciocca, Gianluigi and Francesca, Gasparini},
 year = {2016},
 pages = {061408},
 title = {A Genetic Programming approach to evaluate complexity of texture images},
 volume = {25},
 number = {6},
 publisher = {SPIE},
 journal = {Journal of Electronic Imaging},
 pdf = {/download/JEIComplexity.pdf},
 doi = {10.1117/1.JEI.25.6.061408}}
4.

Does color in infuence image complexity perception?
(Gianluigi Ciocca, Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Emanuela Bricolo, Riccardo Tebano) In Computational Color Imaging (CCIW\\\'15), Fifth International Workshop, volume 9016 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 139-148, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2015.

@inproceedings{ciocca2015does-color,
 author = {Ciocca, Gianluigi and Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Bricolo, Emanuela and Tebano, Riccardo},
 year = {2015},
 pages = {139-148},
 title = {Does color in infuence image complexity perception?},
 volume = {9016},
 publisher = {Springer Berlin / Heidelberg},
 series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
 booktitle = {Computational Color Imaging (CCIW\\\\\\\'15), Fifth International Workshop},
 doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-15979-9_14},
 projectref = {http://www.ivl.disco.unimib.it/activities/complexity-perception-in-images/}}
5.

Complexity Perception of Texture Images
(Gianluigi Ciocca, Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini) In New Trends in Image Analysis and Processing -- ICIAP 2015 Workshops, volume 9281 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 119-126, Springer International Publishing, 2015.

@inproceedings{ciocca2015complexity-perception,
 author = {Ciocca, Gianluigi and Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca},
 editor = {Murino, Vittorio and Puppo, Enrico and Sona, Diego and Cristani, Marco and Sansone, Carlo},
 year = {2015},
 pages = {119-126},
 title = {Complexity Perception of Texture Images},
 volume = {9281},
 publisher = {Springer International Publishing},
 series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
 booktitle = {New Trends in Image Analysis and Processing -- ICIAP 2015 Workshops},
 doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-23222-5_15},
 projectref = {http://www.ivl.disco.unimib.it/activities/complexity-perception-in-images/}}