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14 July 1999 Test of three visual search and detection models
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Three different models of the human visual search and detection capability (ORACLE, Visdet, and a formula by Travnikova) are used to predict the results of an experiment in which observers searched for military vehicles in complex rural scenes. The models predict either the mean time required to find the target, or the probability to find the target after a given amount of time, from a few physical parameters describing the scene (e.g. the mean scene luminance, the angular dimensions of the field of view and the target, the intrinsic target contrast, etc.). None of the models reliably predicts observer performance for most of the scenes used in this study. ORACLE and Visdet both overestimate the detection probability for most situations. The formula by Travnikova does not apply to the scenes used here.
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Alexander Toet, Piet Bijl, and J. Mathieu Valeton "Test of three visual search and detection models", Proc. SPIE 3699, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation V, (14 July 1999);


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