• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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Background Prior-based Salient Object Detection via Adaptive Figure-Ground Classification


Abstract

In this paper, a novel background prior-based salient object detection framework is proposed to deal with images those are more complicated. We take the superpixels located in four borders into consideration and exploit a mechanism based on image boundary information to remove the foreground noises, which are used to form the background prior. Afterward, an initial foreground prior is obtained by selecting superpixels that are the most dissimilar to the background prior. To determine the regions of foreground and background based on the prior of them, a threshold is needed in this process. According to a fixed threshold, the remaining superpixels are iteratively assigned based on their proximity to the foreground or background prior. As the threshold changes, different foreground priors generate multiple different partitions that are assigned a likelihood of being foreground. Last, all segments are combined into a saliency map based on the idea of similarity voting. Experiments on five benchmark databases demonstrate the proposed method performs well when it compares with the state-of-the-art methods in terms of accuracy and robustness.


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Cite this article

[IEEE Style]
Jingbo Zhou, Jiyou Zhai, Yongfeng Ren and Ali Lu, "Background Prior-based Salient Object Detection via Adaptive Figure-Ground Classification," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 1264-1286, 2018. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2018.03.016

[ACM Style]
Zhou, J., Zhai, J., Ren, Y., and Lu, A. 2018. Background Prior-based Salient Object Detection via Adaptive Figure-Ground Classification. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 12, 3, (2018), 1264-1286. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2018.03.016