An Improved Saliency Detection Approach for Flying Apsaras in the Dunhuang Grotto Murals, China

Zhong Chen, Shengwu Xiong, Qingzhou Mao, Zhixiang Fang, Xiaohan Yu
2015 Advances in Multimedia  
Saliency can be described as the ability of an item to be detected from its background in any particular scene, and it aims to estimate the probable location of the salient objects. Due to the salient map that computed by local contrast features can extract and highlight the edge parts including painting lines of Flying Apsaras, in this paper, we proposed an improved approach based on a frequency-tuned method for visual saliency detection of Flying Apsaras in the Dunhuang Grotto Murals, China.
more » ... tto Murals, China. This improved saliency detection approach comprises three important steps: (1) image color and gray channel decomposition; (2) gray feature value computation and color channel convolution; (3) visual saliency definition based on normalization of previous visual saliency and spatial attention function. Unlike existing approaches that rely on many complex image features, this proposed approach only used local contrast and spatial attention information to simulate human's visual attention stimuli. This improved approach resulted in a much more efficient salient map in the aspect of computing performance. Furthermore, experimental results on the dataset of Flying Apsaras in the Dunhuang Grotto Murals showed that the proposed visual saliency detection approach is very effective when compared with five other state-of-the-art approaches.
doi:10.1155/2015/625915 fatcat:zoc3gn3a6zhp3d42367lqwvyei