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Click to download BibTeX data Clik to view abstract D. Zhu, Y. Luo, L. Dai, X. Shao, L. Itti, J. Lu, Deep Salient Object Detection via Hierarchical Network Learning, In: International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Springer, pp. 319-329, Oct 2017.

Abstract: Salient object detection is a fundamental problem in both pattern recognition and image processing tasks. Previous salient object detection algorithms usually involve various features based on priors/assumptions about the properties of the objects. Inspired by the effectiveness of recently developed feature learning, we propose a novel deep salient object detection (DSOD) model using the deep residual network (ResNet 152-layers) for saliency computation. In particular, we model the image saliency from both local and global perspectives. In the local feature estimation stage, we detect local saliency by using a deep residual network (ResNet-L) which learns local region features to determine the saliency value of each pixel. In the global feature extraction stage, another deep residual network (ResNet-G) is trained to predict the saliency score of each image based on the global features. The final saliency map is generated by a conditional random field (CRF) to combining the local and global-level saliency map. Our DSOD model is capable of uniformly highlighting the objects-of-interest from complex background while well preserving object details. Quantitative and qualitative experiments on three benchmark datasets demonstrate that our DSOD method outperforms state-of-the-art methods in the salient object detection.


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