Semiautomatic Visual-Attention Modeling and Its Application to Video Compression

TitleSemiautomatic Visual-Attention Modeling and Its Application to Video Compression
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGitman Y, Erofeev M, Vatolin D, Bolshakov A, Fedorov A
Conference NameIEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2014 (ICIP 2014)
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsEye-tracking, H.264, Saliency, Saliencyaware compression, Visual attention

This research aims to sufficiently increase the quality of visual-attention modeling to enable practical applications. We found that automatic models are significantly worse at predicting attention than even single-observer eye tracking. We propose a semiautomatic approach that requires eye tracking of only one observer and is based on time consistency of the observer's attention. Our comparisons showed the high objective quality of our proposed approach relative to automatic methods and to the results of single-observer eye tracking with no postprocessing. We demonstrated the practical applicability of our proposed concept to the task of saliency-based video compression.

Citation KeyGitm1410:Semiautomatic