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SALIENCY DETECTION VIA STATISTICAL NON-REDUNDANCY

TitleSALIENCY DETECTION VIA STATISTICAL NON-REDUNDANCY
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsJain, A., A. Wong, and P. Fieguth
Conference NameInternational Conference on Image Processing
PublisherIEEE
Conference LocationOrlando
Abstract

A novel algorithm based on statistical non-redundancy is proposed for saliency detection in natural images. By modeling site neighbourhoods as realizations of other site neighbourhoods under a Gaussian process, the saliency of any arbitrary site can be characterized by the statistical non-redundancy of its site neighbourhood with respect to other site neighbourhoods in a given image. Preliminary results using natural images show that the proposed method provides improved precision vs. recall characteristics over previous methods such as spectral residuals and spectral whitening.