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Optical Engineering

Edge-based method for detecting salient objects
Author(s): Qiang Deng; Yupin Luo
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Paper Abstract

A novel edge based method for detecting a salient object in an image is proposed. The core idea of our work is that the problem of detecting a salient object is transformed to the problem of finding closed curves in the edge map. It requires only edge detection and "closed curve" detection. The novelty lies in two aspects: first, when producing an edge map, the number of edge pixels is limited to make sure that edges detected in the background are relatively little; second, when detecting a salient object from an edge map, the contour of the salient object is detected in a simple way to decrease the effect of edges in the background. Experiments conducted on Liu et al.'s [Proc. CVPR, pp. 1-8, Minneapolis, MN (2007)] dataset of 5000 images show that the method is comparable with several popular methods from literature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(5) 057007 doi: 10.1117/1.3582337
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 5
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Qiang Deng, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yupin Luo, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


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