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Hierarchy visual attention map
Author(s): Kai-Chieh Yang; Clark C. Guest; Pankaj K. Das
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a new implementation of the human attention map is introduced. Most conventional approaches share characteristics such as the pooling rule is fixed and prior knowledge of camera aim is discarded. Unlike previous research, the proposed method allows more freedom at the feature integration stage since human eyes have a different sensitivity for each feature under different video aiming scenarios. An intelligent mechanism is designed to identify the importance of each feature for each type of camera motion and skin tone feature, and the feature integration is adaptive to different content. With this framework, more important features are emphasized and less important features are suppressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6492, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XII, 649217 (12 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.704475
Show Author Affiliations
Kai-Chieh Yang, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Clark C. Guest, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Pankaj K. Das, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6492:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XII
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas; Scott J. Daly, Editor(s)

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