An End-to-End Network for Co-saliency Detection in One Single Image
Science China: Information Sciences
Co-saliency detection within a single image is a common vision problem that has not yet been well addressed. Existing methods often used a bottom-up strategy to infer co-saliency in an image in which salient regions are firstly detected using visual primitives such as color and shape and then grouped and merged into a co-saliency map. However, co-saliency is intrinsically perceived complexly with bottom-up and top-down strategies combined in human vision. To address this problem, this study proposes a novel end-to-end trainable network comprising a backbone net and two branch nets. The backbone net uses ground-truth masks as top-down guidance for saliency prediction, whereas the two branch nets construct triplet proposals for regional feature mapping and clustering, which drives the network to be bottom-up sensitive to co-salient regions. We construct a new dataset of 2019 natural images with co-saliency in each image to evaluate the proposed method. Experimental results show that the proposed method achieves state-of-the-art accuracy with a running speed of 28 fps.
Yue, Yuanhao; Zou, Qin; Yu, Hongkai; Wang, Qian; Wang, Zhongyuan; and Wang, Song, "An End-to-End Network for Co-saliency Detection in One Single Image" (2023). Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Faculty Publications. 517.