Salient Object Detection via Bootstrap Learning

Na Tong, Huchuan Lu, Xiang Ruan, Ming-Hsuan Yang; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015, pp. 1884-1892

Abstract


We propose a bootstrap learning algorithm for salient object detection in which both weak and strong models are exploited. First, a weak saliency map is constructed based on image priors to generate training samples for a strong model. Second, a strong classifier based on samples directly from an input image is learned to detect salient pixels. Results from multiscale saliency maps are integrated to further improve the detection performance. Extensive experiments on five benchmark datasets demonstrate that the proposed bootstrap learning algorithm performs favorably against the state-of-the-art saliency detection methods. Furthermore, we show that the proposed bootstrap learning approach can be easily applied to other bottom-up saliency models for significant improvement.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Tong_2015_CVPR,
author = {Tong, Na and Lu, Huchuan and Ruan, Xiang and Yang, Ming-Hsuan},
title = {Salient Object Detection via Bootstrap Learning},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2015}
}