Crowdsourcing Gaze Data Collection

Abstract

Knowing where people look is a useful tool in many various image and video applications. However, traditional gaze tracking hardware is expensive and requires local study participants, so acquiring gaze location data from a large number of participants is very problematic. In this work we propose a crowdsourced method for acquisition of gaze direction data from a virtually unlimited number of participants, using a robust selfreporting mechanism (see Figure 1). Our system collects temporally sparse but spatially dense points-of-attention in any visual information. We apply our approach to an existing video data set and demonstrate that we obtain results similar to traditional gaze tracking. We also explore the parameter ranges of our method, and collect gaze tracking data for a large set of YouTube videos.

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@article{Rudoy2012CrowdsourcingGD, title={Crowdsourcing Gaze Data Collection}, author={Dmitry Rudoy and Dan B. Goldman and Eli Shechtman and Lihi Zelnik-Manor}, journal={CoRR}, year={2012}, volume={abs/1204.3367} }