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9 February 2006 Combining bottom-up and top-down attentional influences
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Proceedings Volume 6057, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XI; 60570E (2006)
Event: Electronic Imaging 2006, 2006, San Jose, California, United States
Visual attention to salient and relevant scene regions is crucial for an animal's survival in the natural world. It is guided by a complex interplay of at least two factors: image-driven, bottom-up salience [1] and knowledge-driven, top-down guidance [2, 3]. For instance, a ripe red fruit among green leaves captures visual attention due to its bottom-up salience, while a non-salient camou aged predator is detected through top-down guidance to known predator locations and features. Although both bottom-up and top-down factors are important for guiding visual attention, most existing models and theories are either purely top-down [4] or bottom-up [5, 6]. Here, we present a combined model of bottom-up and top-down visual attention.
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Vidhya Navalpakkam and Laurent Itti "Combining bottom-up and top-down attentional influences", Proc. SPIE 6057, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XI, 60570E (9 February 2006);

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