|Title||TIGER: A Texture-Illumination Guided Energy Response Model for Illumination Robust Local Saliency|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Chwyl, B., A. Chung, F. Li, A. Wong, and D. A. Clausi|
|Conference Name||IEEE International Conference on Image Processing|
|Keywords||Bayesian estimation, illumination, illumination robust, local features, local saliency model, stochastic, texture|
Local saliency models are a cornerstone in image processing and computer vision, used in a wide variety of applications ranging from keypoint detection and feature extraction, to image matching and image representation. However, current models exhibit difficulties in achieving consistent results under varying, non-ideal illumination conditions. In this paper, a novel texture-illumination guided energy response (TIGER) model for illumination robust local saliency is proposed. In the TIGER model, local saliency is quantified by a modified Hessian energy response guided by a weighted aggregate of texture and illumination aspects from the image. A stochastic Bayesian disassociation approach via Monte Carlo sampling is employed to decompose the image into its texture and illumination aspects for the saliency computation. Experimental results demonstrate that higher correlation between local saliency maps constructed from the same scene under different illumination conditions can be achieved using the TIGER model when compared to common local saliency approach, i.e., Laplacian of Gaussian, Difference of Gaussians, and Hessian saliency models.