Pyramid Feature Attention Network for Saliency Detection

Ting Zhao, Xiangqian Wu; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019, pp. 3085-3094


Saliency detection is one of the basic challenges in computer vision. Recently, CNNs are the most widely used and powerful techniques for saliency detection, in which feature maps from different layers are always integrated without distinction. However, instinctively, the different feature maps of CNNs and the different features in the same maps should play different roles in saliency detection. To address this problem, a novel CNN named pyramid feature attention network (PFAN) is proposed to enhance the high-level context features and the low-level spatial structural features. In the proposed PFAN, a context-aware pyramid feature extraction (CPFE) module is designed for multi-scale high-level feature maps to capture the rich context features. A channel-wise attention (CA) model and a spatial attention (SA) model are respectively applied to the CPFE feature maps and the low-level feature maps, and then fused to detect salient regions. Finally, an edge preservation loss is proposed to get the accurate boundaries of salient regions. The proposed PFAN is extensively evaluated on five benchmark datasets and the experimental results demonstrate that the proposed network outperforms the state-of-the-art approaches under different evaluation metrics.

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author = {Zhao, Ting and Wu, Xiangqian},
title = {Pyramid Feature Attention Network for Saliency Detection},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2019}