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Dynamic visual attention: motion direction versus motion magnitude
Author(s): A. Bur; P. Wurtz; R. M. Müri; H. Hügli
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Paper Abstract

Defined as an attentive process in the context of visual sequences, dynamic visual attention refers to the selection of the most informative parts of video sequence. This paper investigates the contribution of motion in dynamic visual attention, and specifically compares computer models designed with the motion component expressed either as the speed magnitude or as the speed vector. Several computer models, including static features (color, intensity and orientation) and motion features (magnitude and vector) are considered. Qualitative and quantitative evaluations are performed by comparing the computer model output with human saliency maps obtained experimentally from eye movement recordings. The model suitability is evaluated in various situations (synthetic and real sequences, acquired with fixed and moving camera perspective), showing advantages and inconveniences of each method as well as preferred domain of application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6806, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XIII, 68060O (4 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.764556
Show Author Affiliations
A. Bur, Univ. of Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
P. Wurtz, Univ. of Bern (Switzerland)
R. M. Müri, Univ. of Bern (Switzerland)
H. Hügli, Univ. of Neuchâtel (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6806:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XIII
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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