Creating a 3D Saliency Volume | Jainlab

Abstract

This paper presents a method to build a saliency map in a volumetric dataset using 3D eye tracking. Our approach acquires the saliency information from multiple views of a 3D dataset with an eye tracker and constructs the 3D saliency volume from the gathered 2D saliency information using a tomographic reconstruction algorithm. Our experiments, on a number of datasets, show the effectiveness of our approach in identifying salient 3D features that attract user’s attention. The obtained 3D saliency volume provides importance information and can be used in various applications such as illustrative visualization.

People

  • Bo Ma (University of Florida)
  • Eakta Jain (University of Florida)
  • Alireza Entezari (University of Florida)

Publications

"3D Saliency from Eye Tracking with Tomography", Bo Ma, Eakta Jain, and Alireza Entezari, Eye Tracking and Visualization: Foundations, Techniques, and Applications. ETVIS 2015.
  • Workshop paper (ETVIS 2015)
  • Springer Book Chapter (Springer website, Bibtex below)
  • Bibtex entry:
    @INCOLLECTION{Ma:2017,
      author = {Ma, Bo and Jain, Eakta and Entezari, Alireza },
      title = {3D Saliency from Eye Tracking with Tomography},
      pages = {185--198},
      doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-47024-5_12},
      booktitle = {Eye Tracking and Visualization: Foundations, Techniques, and Applications. ETVIS 2015},
      editor = {Burch, Michael and Chuang, Lewis and Fisher, Brian and Schmidt, Albrecht and Weiskopf, Daniel},
      publisher = {Springer International Publishing},
      year = {2017}
    }

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