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Global Contrast based Salient Region Detection

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Global Contrast based Salient Region Detection
Reliable estimation of visual saliency allows appropriate processing of images without prior knowledge of their content, and thus remains an important step in many computer vision tasks including image segmentation, object recognition, and adaptive compression. We propose a regional contrast based saliency extraction algorithm, which simultaneously evaluates global contrast differences and spatial coherence. The proposed algorithm is simple, efficient, and yields full resolution saliency maps. Our algorithm consistently outperformed existing saliency detection methods, yielding higher precision and better recall rates, when evaluated using one of the largest publicly available data sets. We also demonstrate how the extracted saliency map can be used to create high quality segmentation masks for subsequent image processing.
Added 24 May 2011
Updated 24 May 2011
Authors Ming-Ming Cheng
OS Windows
Language C
Ming-Ming Cheng, Guo-Xin Zhang, Niloy J. Mitra, Xiaolei Huang, Shi-Min Hu. Global Contrast based Salient Region Detection. IEEE CVPR, p. 409-416, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, June 21-23, 2011.
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