sa·​lien·​cy | \ ˈsā-lyən(t)-sē How to pronounce saliency (audio) , -lē-ən(t)- \
plural saliencies

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Recent Examples on the Web This turns on the bird units, which further drive the algorithm to enhance the saliency of birds in the image, and so on. Christof Koch, Scientific American, "Teaching Machines to See," 1 Nov. 2015 While there are serious questions about the political saliency of this plan, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin is more concerned about the technical problems. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Buzz Aldrin is looking forward, not back—and he has a plan to bring NASA along," 9 July 2019 First, a saliency algorithm identified feature-rich areas. Jacek Krywko, Ars Technica, "To make Curiosity (et al) more curious, NASA and ESA smarten up AI in space," 16 July 2018

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1664, in the meaning defined above

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“Saliency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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