The OUC-vision large-scale underwater image database

Muwei Jian, Qiang Qi, Junyu Dong, Yinlong Yin, Wenyin Zhang, Kin Man Lam

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In this paper, a large-scale underwater image database for underwater salient object detection or saliency detection is presented in detail. This database is called the OUC-VISION underwater image database, which contains 4400 underwater images of 220 individual objects. Each object is captured with four pose variations (the frontal-, the opposite-, the left-, and the right-views of each underwater object) and five spatial locations (the underwater object is located at the top-left corner, the top-right corner, the center, the bottom-left corner, and the bottom-right corner) to obtain 20 images. Meanwhile, this publicly available OUC-VISION database also provides relevant industrial fields, and academic researchers with underwater images under different sources of variations, especially pose, spatial location, illumination, turbidity of water, etc. Ground-truth information is also manually labelled for this database. The OUC-VISION database can not only be widely used to assess and evaluate the performance of the state-of-the-art salient-object detection and saliency-detection algorithms for general images, but also will particularly benefit the development of underwater vision technology in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509060672
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2017 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 10 Jul 201714 Jul 2017


Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2017
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


  • Saliency detection
  • Turbidity
  • Underwater database
  • Underwater object

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications


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