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30 April 2007 Perceived interpretability of motion imagery: implications for scale development
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The motion imagery community would benefit from the availability of standard measures for assessing image interpretability. The National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (NIIRS) has served as a community standard for still imagery, but no comparable scale exists for motion imagery. Previous studies have explored the factors affecting the perceived interpretability of motion imagery and the ability to perform various image exploitation tasks. More recently, a study demonstrated an approach for adapting the standard NIIRS development methodology to motion imagery. This paper presents the first step in implementing this methodology, namely the construction of the perceived interpretability continuum for motion imagery. We conducted an evaluation in which imagery analysts rated the interpretability of a large number of motion imagery clips. Analysis of these ratings indicates that analysts rate the imagery consistently, perceived interpretability is unidimensional, and that interpretability varies linearly with log(GSD). This paper presents the design of the evaluation, the analysis and findings, and implications for scale development.
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John M. Irvine, Gary O'Brien, Steven A. Israel, Charles Fenimore, John Roberts, Michelle Brennan, Jeffrey Bartolucci, and David Cannon "Perceived interpretability of motion imagery: implications for scale development", Proc. SPIE 6546, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications IV, 654609 (30 April 2007);

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