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Click to download PDF version Click to download BibTeX data Clik to view abstract A. Borji, L. Itti, CAT2000: A Large Scale Fixation Dataset for Boosting Saliency Research, arXiv:1505.03581, pp. 1-4, May 2015. [ArXiv Preprint] (Cited by 338)

Abstract: Saliency modeling has been an active research area in computer vision for about two decades. Existing state of the art models perform very well in predicting where people look in natural scenes. There is, however, the risk that these models may have been overfitting themselves to available small scale biased datasets, thus trapping the progress in a local minimum. To gain a deeper insight regarding current issues in saliency modeling and to better gauge progress, we recorded eye movements of 120 observers while they freely viewed a large number of naturalistic and artificial images. Our stimuli includes 4000 images; 200 from each of 20 categories covering different types of scenes such as Cartoons, Art, Objects, Low resolution images, Indoor, Outdoor, Jumbled, Random, and Line drawings. We analyze some basic properties of this dataset and compare some successful models. We believe that our dataset opens new challenges for the next generation of saliency models and helps conduct behavioral studies on bottom-up visual attention.

Themes: Model of Bottom-Up Saliency-Based Visual Attention, Computational Modeling, Human Eye-Tracking Research


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