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

Yitian Zhao, Yonghuai Liu, Yongjun Wang, Baogang Wei, Jian Yang, Yifan Zhao

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Abstract

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
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalNeurocomputing
Volume197
Issue number197
Early online date1 Feb 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2016

Keywords

  • Saliency
  • 3D surface
  • Retinex
  • local detail
  • global geometry.Preprint
  • Global geometry
  • Local detail

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