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Author(s) Hosu, V., Lin, H., Saupe, D.
Title Expertise screening in crowdsourcing image quality
Abstract We propose a screening approach to find reliable and effectively expert crowd workers in image quality assessment (IQA). Our method measures the users' ability to identify image degradation by using test questions, together with several relaxed reliability checks. We conduct multiple experiments, obtaining reproducible results with a high agreement between the expertise-screened crowd and the freelance experts of 0.95 Spearman rank order correlation (SROCC), with one restriction on the image type. Our contributions include a reliability screening method for uninformative users, a new type of test questions that rely on our proposed database of pristine and artificially distorted images, a group agreement extrapolation method and an analysis of the crowdsourcing experiments.
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