Region-based Saliency Estimation for 3D Shape Analysis and Understanding

Zhao, Yitian, Liu, Yonghuai, Wang, Yongjun, Wei, Baogang, Yang, Jian and Zhao, Yifan (2016) Region-based Saliency Estimation for 3D Shape Analysis and Understanding. Neurocomputing, 12 (197). pp. 1-13. ISSN 0925-2312 DOI

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The detection of salient regions is an important pre-processing step for many 3D shape analysis and understanding tasks. This paper proposes a novel method for saliency detection in 3D free form shapes. Firstly, we smooth the surfaces by a bilateral normal lter. Such a ltering method is capable of smoothing the surfaces and retaining the local details. Secondly, a novel method is proposed for the estimation of the saliency value of each vertex. To this end, two new features are de ned: Retinex-based Importance Feature (RIF) and Relative Normal Distance (RND). They are based on the human visual perception characteristics and surface geometry respectively. Since the vertex based method cannot guarantee that the detected salient regions are semantically continuous and complete, we propose to re ne the vertex based saliency values based on surface patches. The detected saliency is nally used to guide the existing techniques for mesh simpli cation, interest point detection, and overlapping point cloud registration. The comparative studies based on real data from three publicly accessible databases show that the proposed method outperforms ve selected state of the art ones for saliency detection and 3D shape analysis and understanding

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Saliency, 3D surface, Retinex, local detail, global geometry. Preprint
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Computing and Information Systems
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2018 14:15

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