What is the chance of happening: A new way to predict where people look

Yezhou Yang, Mingli Song, Na Li, Jiajun Bu, Chun Chen

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Abstract

Visual attention is an important issue in image and video analysis and keeps being an open problem in the computer vision field. Motivated by the famous Helmholtz principle, a new approach of visual attention analysis is proposed in this paper based on the low level feature statistics of natural images and the Bayesian framework. Firstly, two priors, i.e., Surrounding Feature Prior (SFP) and Single Feature Probability Distribution (SFPD) are learned and integrated by a Bayesian framework to compute the chance of happening (CoH) of each pixel in an image. Then another prior, i.e., Center Bias Prior (CBP), is learned and applied to the CoH to compute the saliency map of the image. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed approach is both effective and efficient by providing more accurate and quick visual attention location. We make three major contributions in this paper: (1) A set of simple but powerful priors, SFP, SFPD and CBP, are presented in an intuitive way; (2) A computational model of CoH based on Bayesian framework is given to integrate SFP and SFPD together; (3) A computationally plausible way to obtain the saliency map of natural images based on CoH and CBP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Vision, ECCV 2010 - 11th European Conference on Computer Vision, Proceedings
Pages631-643
Number of pages13
Volume6315 LNCS
EditionPART 5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event11th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2010 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: Sep 5 2010Sep 11 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 5
Volume6315 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other11th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2010
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion, Crete
Period9/5/109/11/10

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Visual Attention
Probability distributions
Saliency Map
Predict
Probability Distribution
Video Analysis
Computer vision
Hermann Von Helmholtz
Pixels
Image Analysis
Statistics
Computational Model
Computer Vision
Intuitive
Open Problems
Pixel
Integrate
Experimental Results
Demonstrate
Framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Yang, Y., Song, M., Li, N., Bu, J., & Chen, C. (2010). What is the chance of happening: A new way to predict where people look. In Computer Vision, ECCV 2010 - 11th European Conference on Computer Vision, Proceedings (PART 5 ed., Vol. 6315 LNCS, pp. 631-643). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6315 LNCS, No. PART 5). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15555-0_46

What is the chance of happening : A new way to predict where people look. / Yang, Yezhou; Song, Mingli; Li, Na; Bu, Jiajun; Chen, Chun.

Computer Vision, ECCV 2010 - 11th European Conference on Computer Vision, Proceedings. Vol. 6315 LNCS PART 5. ed. 2010. p. 631-643 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6315 LNCS, No. PART 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yang, Y, Song, M, Li, N, Bu, J & Chen, C 2010, What is the chance of happening: A new way to predict where people look. in Computer Vision, ECCV 2010 - 11th European Conference on Computer Vision, Proceedings. PART 5 edn, vol. 6315 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), no. PART 5, vol. 6315 LNCS, pp. 631-643, 11th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2010, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 9/5/10. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15555-0_46
Yang Y, Song M, Li N, Bu J, Chen C. What is the chance of happening: A new way to predict where people look. In Computer Vision, ECCV 2010 - 11th European Conference on Computer Vision, Proceedings. PART 5 ed. Vol. 6315 LNCS. 2010. p. 631-643. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 5). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15555-0_46
Yang, Yezhou ; Song, Mingli ; Li, Na ; Bu, Jiajun ; Chen, Chun. / What is the chance of happening : A new way to predict where people look. Computer Vision, ECCV 2010 - 11th European Conference on Computer Vision, Proceedings. Vol. 6315 LNCS PART 5. ed. 2010. pp. 631-643 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 5).
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