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Attentional Mechanisms for Interactive Image Exploration
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing volume 2005, Article number: 730172 (2005)
A lot of work has been devoted to content-based image retrieval from large image databases. The traditional approaches are based on the analysis of the whole image content both in terms of low-level and semantic characteristics. We investigate in this paper an approach based on attentional mechanisms and active vision. We describe a visual architecture that combines bottom-up and top-down approaches for identifying regions of interest according to a given goal. We show that a coarse description of the searched target combined with a bottom-up saliency map provides an efficient way to find specified targets on images. The proposed system is a first step towards the development of software agents able to search for image content in image databases.
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Machrouh, J., Tarroux, P. Attentional Mechanisms for Interactive Image Exploration. EURASIP J. Adv. Signal Process. 2005, 730172 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1155/ASP.2005.2391
Keywords and phrases
- exploratory vision
- bottom-up exploration
- top-down exploration
- situated vision