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A Deep Drift-Diffusion Model for Image Aesthetic Score Distribution Prediction

EasyChair Preprint no. 4112

13 pagesDate: August 30, 2020


The task of aesthetic quality assessment is complicated due to its subjectivity. In recent years, the target representation of image aesthetic quality has changed from a one-dimensional binary classification label or numerical score to a multi-dimensional score distribution. According to current methods, the ground truth score distributions are straightforwardly  regressed. However, the subjectivity of aesthetics is not taken into account, that is to say, the psychological processes of human beings are not taken into consideration, which limits the performance of the task. In this paper, we propose a Deep Drift-Diffusion (DDD) model inspired by psychologists to predict aesthetic score distribution from images. The DDD model can describe the psychological process of aesthetic perception instead of traditional modeling of the results of assessment. We use deep convolution neural networks to regress the parameters of the drift-diffusion model. The experimental results in large scale aesthetic image datasets reveal that our novel DDD model is simple but efficient, which outperforms the state-of-the-art methods in aesthetic score distribution prediction. Besides, different psychological processes can also be predicted by our model.

Keyphrases: Aesthetic Assessment, distribution prediction, neural networks, psychology process

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  author = {Xin Jin and Xiqiao Li and Heng Huang and Xiaodong Li and Xinghui Zhou},
  title = {A Deep Drift-Diffusion Model for Image Aesthetic Score Distribution Prediction},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 4112},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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