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Visual saliency in MPEG-4 AVC video stream
Author(s): M. Ammar; M. Mitrea; M. Hasnaoui; P. Le Callet
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Paper Abstract

Visual saliency maps already proved their efficiency in a large variety of image/video communication application fields, covering from selective compression and channel coding to watermarking. Such saliency maps are generally based on different visual characteristics (like color, intensity, orientation, motion,…) computed from the pixel representation of the visual content. This paper resumes and extends our previous work devoted to the definition of a saliency map solely extracted from the MPEG-4 AVC stream syntax elements. The MPEG-4 AVC saliency map thus defined is a fusion of static and dynamic map. The static saliency map is in its turn a combination of intensity, color and orientation features maps. Despite the particular way in which all these elementary maps are computed, the fusion techniques allowing their combination plays a critical role in the final result and makes the object of the proposed study. A total of 48 fusion formulas (6 for combining static features and, for each of them, 8 to combine static to dynamic features) are investigated. The performances of the obtained maps are evaluated on a public database organized at IRCCyN, by computing two objective metrics: the Kullback-Leibler divergence and the area under curve.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2015
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9394, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XX, 93940X (17 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2079407
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M. Ammar, Institut Mines-Télécom, Télécom SudParis (France)
M. Mitrea, Institut Mines-Télécom, Télécom SudParis (France)
M. Hasnaoui, Institut Mines-Télécom, Télécom SudParis (France)
P. Le Callet, Polytech Nantes, Ecole d'Ingénieurs, IRCCyN (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9394:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XX
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas; Huib de Ridder, Editor(s)

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