Co-saliency Detection Linearly Combining Single-View Saliency and Foreground Correspondence

Huiyun JING  Xin HE  Qi HAN  Xiamu NIU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E98-D   No.4   pp.985-988
Publication Date: 2015/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2014EDL8172
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Image Recognition, Computer Vision
Keyword: 
saliency detection,  co-saliency,  foreground-correspondence,  

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Summary: 
The research of detecting co-saliency over multiple images is just beginning. The existing methods multiply the saliency on single image by the correspondence over multiple images to estimate co-saliency. They have difficulty in highlighting the co-salient object that is not salient on single image. It is caused by two problems. (1) The correspondence computation lacks precision. (2) The co-saliency multiplication formulation does not fully consider the effect of correspondence for co-saliency. In this paper, we propose a novel co-saliency detection scheme linearly combining foreground correspondence and single-view saliency. The progressive graph matching based foreground correspondence method is proposed to improve the precision of correspondence computation. Then the foreground correspondence is linearly combined with single-view saliency to compute co-saliency. According to the linear combination formulation, high correspondence could bring about high co-saliency, even when single-view saliency is low. Experiments show that our method outperforms previous state-of-the-art co-saliency methods.