Reported Attention as a Promising Alternative to Gaze in IQA Tasks

Vlad Hosu, Franz Hahn, Igor Zingman, Dietmar Saupe


We study the use of crowdsourcing for self-reported attention in image quality assessment (IQA) tasks. We present the results from two crowdsourcing campaigns: one where participants indicated via mouse clicks the image locations that influenced their rating of quality, and another where participants chose locations they looked at in a free-viewing setting. The results are compared to in-lab eye tracking experiments. Our analysis shows a strong connection between the in-lab and self-reported IQA locations. This suggests that crowdsourced studies are an affordable and valid alternative to eye tracking for IQA tasks.


 DOI: 10.21437/PQS.2016-25

Cite as: Hosu, V., Hahn, F., Zingman, I., Saupe, D. (2016) Reported Attention as a Promising Alternative to Gaze in IQA Tasks. Proc. 5th ISCA/DEGA Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems (PQS 2016), 117-121, DOI: 10.21437/PQS.2016-25.


@inproceedings{Hosu2016,
  author={Vlad Hosu and Franz Hahn and Igor Zingman and Dietmar Saupe},
  title={Reported Attention as a Promising Alternative to Gaze in IQA Tasks},
  year=2016,
  booktitle={Proc. 5th ISCA/DEGA Workshop on Perceptual Quality of Systems (PQS 2016)},
  pages={117--121},
  doi={10.21437/PQS.2016-25},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/PQS.2016-25}
}