A Saliency Detection Model Based on Local and Global Kernel Density Estimation

  • Huiyun Jing
  • Xin He
  • Qi Han
  • Xiamu Niu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7062)


Visual saliency is an important and indispensable part of visual attention. We present a novel saliency detection model using Bayes’ theorem. The proposed model measures the pixel saliency by combining local kernel density estimation of features in center-surround region and global density estimation of features in the entire image. Based on the model, a saliency detection method is presented that extracts the intensity, color and local steering kernel features and employs feature level fusion method to obtain the integrated feature as the corresponding pixel feature. Experimental results show that our model outperforms the current state-of-the-art models on human visual fixation data.


Visual attention Saliency map Bayes’ theorem Kernel density estimation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huiyun Jing
    • 1
  • Xin He
    • 1
  • Qi Han
    • 1
  • Xiamu Niu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and TechnologyHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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