Nick Hawes and Jeremy Wyatt.
Towards Context-Sensitive Visual Attention.
In Markus Vincze and Lucas Paletta (editors) Proceedings of the Second International Cognitive Vision Workshop (ICVW 2006).
In this paper we present a discussion of information processing
context and how we believe a visual attention system
should be influenced by contextual information. We
support this argument with a proof-of-concept design and
implementation of a context-sensitive extension to the Itti &
Koch model of visual attention as part of an architecture for
a cognitive system. Our model demonstrates improved performance
in terms of both fixations and processing time on
visual search tasks compared to the non-extended model.
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