Multi-scale Graph Fusion for Co-saliency Detection


  • Rongyao Hu University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Massey University
  • Zhenyun Deng University of Auckland
  • Xiaofeng Zhu University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Massey University


Representation Learning


The key challenge of co-saliency detection is to extract discriminative features to distinguish the common salient foregrounds from backgrounds in a group of relevant images. In this paper, we propose a new co-saliency detection framework which includes two strategies to improve the discriminative ability of the features. Specifically, on one hand, we segment each image to semantic superpixel clusters as well as generate different scales/sizes of images for each input image by the VGG-16 model. Different scales capture different patterns of the images. As a result, multi-scale images can capture various patterns among all images by many kinds of perspectives. Second, we propose a new method of Graph Convolutional Network (GCN) to fine-tune the multi-scale features, aiming at capturing the common information among the features from all scales and the private or complementary information for the feature of each scale. Moreover, the proposed GCN method jointly conducts multi-scale feature fine-tune, graph learning, and feature learning in a unified framework. We evaluated our method on three benchmark data sets, compared to state-of-the-art co-saliency detection methods. Experimental results showed that our method outperformed all comparison methods in terms of different evaluation metrics.




How to Cite

Hu, R., Deng, Z., & Zhu, X. (2021). Multi-scale Graph Fusion for Co-saliency Detection. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 35(9), 7789-7796. Retrieved from



AAAI Technical Track on Machine Learning II