Exploiting Global Priors for RGB-D Saliency Detection

Jianqiang Ren, Xiaojin Gong, Lu Yu, Wenhui Zhou, Michael Ying Yang; Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2015, pp. 25-32


Inspired by the effectiveness of global priors for 2D saliency analysis, this paper aims to explore those particular to RGB-D data. To this end, we propose two priors, which are the normalized depth prior and the global-context surface orientation prior, and formulate them in the forms simple for computation. A two-stage RGB-D salient object detection framework is presented. It first integrates the region contrast, together with the background, depth, and orientation priors to achieve a saliency map. Then, a saliency restoration scheme is proposed, which integrates the PageRank algorithm for sampling high confident regions and recovers saliency for those ambiguous. The saliency map is thus reconstructed and refined globally. We conduct comparative experiments on two publicly available RGB-D datasets. Experimental results show that our approach consistently outperforms other state-of-the-art algorithms on both datasets.

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author = {Ren, Jianqiang and Gong, Xiaojin and Yu, Lu and Zhou, Wenhui and Ying Yang, Michael},
title = {Exploiting Global Priors for RGB-D Saliency Detection},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops},
month = {June},
year = {2015}