Johannes Steffen, Christian Hentschel, Afra'a Ahmad Alyosef, Klaus Toennies, Andreas Nuernberger


An important aspect in machine vision concerns the extraction of meaningful patterns at salient image regions. Invariance w.r.t. affine transformations has usually been claimed to be a crucial attribute of these regions. While continuing research on the human visual cortex has suggested the correctness of these assumptions at least in later stages of vision, only lately the availability of accurate and cheap eye tracking devices has offered the possibility to provide empirical evidence to these claims. We present an experimental setting that is qualified to analyse various assumptions on human gaze target properties. The proposed setting aims at reducing high-level influence on the fixation process as much as possible. As a proof of concept we present results for the assumption human fixation targeting is rotational invariant. Even though high-level aspects could not be completely suppressed, we were able to detect and analyse this relation in the gaze data. It was found that there is a significant correlation between fixated regions within stimuli over different orientations.


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Steffen J., Hentschel C., Ahmad Alyosef A., Toennies K. and Nuernberger A. (2012). ROTATIONAL INVARIANCE AT FIXATION POINTS - Experiments using Human Gaze Data . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods - Volume 2: ICPRAM, ISBN 978-989-8425-99-7, pages 451-456. DOI: 10.5220/0003782104510456

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author={Johannes Steffen and Christian Hentschel and Afra'a Ahmad Alyosef and Klaus Toennies and Andreas Nuernberger},
title={ROTATIONAL INVARIANCE AT FIXATION POINTS - Experiments using Human Gaze Data},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods - Volume 2: ICPRAM,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods - Volume 2: ICPRAM,
SN - 978-989-8425-99-7
AU - Steffen J.
AU - Hentschel C.
AU - Ahmad Alyosef A.
AU - Toennies K.
AU - Nuernberger A.
PY - 2012
SP - 451
EP - 456
DO - 10.5220/0003782104510456