Learning an Interest Operator from Human Eye Movements

We present an approach for designing interest operators that are based on human eye movement statistics. In contrast to existing methods which use hand-crafted saliency measures, we use machine learning methods to infer an interest operator directly from eye movement data. That way, the operator provides a measure of biologically plausible interestingness. We describe the data collection, training, and evaluation process, and show that our learned saliency measure significantly accounts for human eye movements. Furthermore, we illustrate connections to existing interest operators, and present a multi-scale interest point detector based on the learned function.

In  CVPWR 2006

Publisher  IEEE Computer Society

Details

TypeInproceedings
URL10.1109/CVPRW.2006.116
Pagespage 24
OrganizationMax-Planck-Gesellschaft
AddressLos Alamitos, CA, USA
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