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Purchase, Helen C. and Freeman, Euan and Hamer, John (2012) Predicting Visual Complexity. In: Predicting Perceptions: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Appearance. Lulu Press, Edinburgh UK, pp. 62-65. ISBN 978-1-4716-6869-2

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    Inspired by the contrast between ‘classical’ and ‘expressive’ visual aesthetic design, this paper explores the ‘visual complexity’ of images. We wished to investigate whether the visual complexity of an image could be quantified so that it matched participants’ view of complexity. An empirical study was conducted to collect data on the human view of the complexity of a set of images. The results were then related to a set of computational metrics applied to these images, so as to identify which objective metrics best encapsulate the human subjective opinion. We conclude that the subjective notion of ‘complexity’ is consistent both to an individual and to a group, but that it does not easily relate to the most obvious computational metrics.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Image complexity, visual aesthetic, image processing, empirical results.
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    Depositing User: Dr Stefano Padilla
    Date Deposited: 07 May 2012 10:22
    Last Modified: 08 May 2012 12:23
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/1060

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