|Title||SALIENCY DETECTION VIA STATISTICAL NON-REDUNDANCY|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Jain, A., A. Wong, and P. Fieguth|
|Conference Name||International Conference on Image Processing|
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.