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SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Volume 60, Issue 4: 042404(2017) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-015-1044-3

HAS QoE prediction based on dynamic video features with data mining in LTE network

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  • ReceivedApr 19, 2016
  • AcceptedMay 23, 2016
  • PublishedNov 16, 2016

Abstract

Evaluation of HTTP adaptive streaming (HAS) quality of experience (QoE) over LTE network is a challenging topic because of multi-segment and multi-rate features of dynamic video sequences. Different from the traditional QoE evaluation methods based on network parameters, this paper proposes the HAS QoE prediction methods based on its dynamic video segment features with data mining. Considering the application requirement of the trade-off between accuracy and complexity, two sets of methodologies are designed to evaluate the HAS QoE including regression and classification. In regression method, we propose the evolved PSNR (ePSNR) model using differential peak signal to noise ratio (dPSNR) statistics as the segment features to evaluate HAS QoE. In classification method, we propose the improved weighted k-nearest neighbors (WkNN) by using dynamic weighted mapping according to the position of video chunk to meet the dynamic segment and rate features of HAS. In order to train and test these methods, we build a real-time HAS video-on-demand (VOD) system in LTE network and do subjective test in different video scenes. With the mean opinion score (MOS), the regression and classification methods are trained to predict the HAS QoE. The validated results show that the proposed ePSNR and WkNN methods outperform other evaluation methods.


Funded by

National High Technology Research and Development Program of China(2014AA01A701)

Beijing Natural Science Foundation(4152047)


Acknowledgment

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2014AA01A701) and Beijing Natural Science Foundation (Grant No. 4152047).


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