The  Weizmann  Institute  of  Science
                  Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
                          Vision and Robotics Seminar
                     Lecture Hall, Room 1, Ziskind Building
                         on Thursday, December 30, 2010
                           ((((( cancellled 12:00 - 13:00))))
                               Lihi Zelnik-Manor
                                 will speak on
                             Context-aware saliency
                    and its application to collage creation
We propose a new type of saliency  -- context-aware saliency -- which aims at
detecting the image regions that represent the scene. This definition differs
from previous definitions whose goal is to either identify fixation points or
detect the dominant object. In accordance with our saliency definition, we
present a detection algorithm which is based on four principles observed in the
psychological literature.  To evaluate the proposed algorithm for saliency
detection we further propose an approach for automating collage construction,
which is based on assembling regions of interest of arbitrary shape in a
puzzle-like manner. We show that this approach produces collages that are
informative, compact, and eye-pleasing. This is obtained by following artistic
principles and assembling the extracted cutouts such that their shapes complete
each other.
Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2)
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