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Discriminative Co-Saliency and Background Mining Transformer for Co-Salient Object Detection

Long Li · Junwei Han · Ni Zhang · Nian Liu · Salman Khan · Hisham Cholakkal · Rao Muhammad Anwer · Fahad Shahbaz Khan

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Most previous co-salient object detection works mainly focus on extracting co-salient cues via mining the consistency relations across images while ignoring the explicit exploration of background regions. In this paper, we propose a Discriminative co-saliency and background Mining Transformer framework (DMT) based on several economical multi-grained correlation modules to explicitly mine both co-saliency and background information and effectively model their discrimination. Specifically, we first propose region-to-region correlation modules to economically model inter-image relations for pixel-wise segmentation features. Then, we use two types of predefined tokens to mine co-saliency and background information via our proposed contrast-induced pixel-to-token and co-saliency token-to-token correlation modules. We also design a token-guided feature refinement module to enhance the discriminability of the segmentation features under the guidance of the learned tokens. We perform iterative mutual promotion for the segmentation feature extraction and token construction. Experimental results on three benchmark datasets demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposed method. The source code is available at:

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