Junchi Yan, Jian Liu, Yin Li
Dec 3, 2010
2010 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
Saliency mechanism has been considered crucial in the human visual system and helpful to object detection and recognition. This paper addresses a novel feature-based model for visual saliency detection. It consists of two steps: first, using the learned overcomplete sparse bases to represent image patches; and then, estimating saliency information via direct low-rank and sparsity matrix decomposition. We compare our model with the previous methods on natural images. Experimental results show that our model performs competitively for visual saliency detection task, and suggest the potential application of matrix decomposition and convex optimization for image analysis.