This paper deals with the issue of the perceptual quality evaluation of user-generated videos shared online, which is an important step toward designing video-sharing services that maximize users' satisfaction in terms of quality. We first analyze viewers' quality perception patterns by applying graph analysis techniques to subjective rating data. We then examine the performance of existing state-of-the-art objective metrics for the quality estimation of user-generated videos. In addition, we investigate the feasibility of metadata accompanied with videos in online video-sharing services for quality estimation. Finally, various issues in the quality assessment of online user-generated videos are discussed, including difficulties and opportunities.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Signal Processing
- Media Technology
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering