JOURNAL OF SHANDONG UNIVERSITY (ENGINEERING SCIENCE) ›› 2018, Vol. 48 ›› Issue (3): 60-66.doi: 10.6040/j.issn.1672-3961.0.2017.421

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Image aesthetic quality evaluation based on embedded fine-tune deep CNN

LI Yuxin, PU Yuanyuan*, XU Dan, QIAN Wenhua, LIU Hejuan   

  1. School of Information Science and Engineering, Yunnan University, Kunming 650504, Yunnan, China
  • Received:2017-05-05 Online:2018-06-20 Published:2017-05-05

Abstract: The image database was not big enough for using convolutional neural networks to research the image aesthetic quality. Aiming at this problem, a fine-tune transfer learning method was used to analyze the effect of convolutional neural networks architecture and image contents on image aesthetic quality evaluation. During the research of image aesthetic quality evaluation by image contents, the problem of image data decrease rose again. The embedded fine-tune method using fine-tune twice continuously was proposed to solve the problem. The experiments were performed on Photo Quality, a small image database, and got a good effect. The results indicated that the accuracy of image aesthetic quality evaluation by embedded fine-tune was an average of 5.36% higher than by traditional artificially designed feature extraction method, 3.35% and 2.33% higher than by the other two deep learning methods respectively. The embedded fine-tune deep convolutional neural networks solved the problem of small database in image aesthetic quality evaluation research effectively and accurately.

Key words: image aesthetic quality evaluation, convolutional neural networks, transfer learning, embedded fine-tune, image contents

CLC Number: 

  • TP391
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