Abstract

The nonsubsampled contourlet transform (NSCT) has properties of multiresolution, localization, directionality, and anisotropy. The directionality property permits it to resolve intrinsic directional features that characterize the analyzed image. In this paper, we present a bottom-up salient object detection approach fusing global and local information based on NSCT. Images are first decomposed by applying NSCT. The coefficients of bandpass subbands are categorized and optimized accordingly to get better representation. Then feature maps are obtained by performing the inverse NSCT on these optimized coefficients. The global and local saliency maps are generated from these feature maps. Global saliency is obtained by utilizing the likelihood of features, and local saliency is measured by calculating the local self-information. In the end, the final saliency map is computed by fusing the global and local saliency maps together. Experimental results on MSRA 10K demonstrate the effectiveness and promising performance of our proposed method.

© 2016 Optical Society of America

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