Gaze on Target Dataset

GAze on TArget Dataset


GAze on TArget (GATA) dataset is a large-scale annotated gaze dataset, tailored for training deep learning architectures. It was created following the “target search” paradigm where subjects were asked to visually search for a specific object class. Forty eight different subjects participated in the recording procedure using myGaze capturing sensor.


The dataset provides 120.900 gaze search annotations for COCO images.

The gaze annotations are provided with the json file format using the following naming convention.


The first part (objectID) denotes the target object class id and the second part (imageID) the COCO image id respectively. Inside the json file gaze points annotations, time stamp and x,y coordinates, are included as presented below.


Relevance Object Assessment based on Gaze

The proposed dataset was utilized for building a deep learning model capable of predicting objects in an image as relevant or non-relevant, based on gaze, according to the users’ preferences. The proposed model is presented below:

You can download the dataset here.

Key Publication

Stavridis, K., Psaltis, A., Dimou, A., Papadopoulos G. Th., & Daras, P. (2019). Deep Spatio-Temporal Modeling for Object-Level Gaze-Based Relevance Assessment. In 2019 27th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO). IEEE.

Visual Computing Lab

The focus of the Visual Computing Laboratory is to develop new algorithms and architectures for applications in the areas of 3D processing, image/video processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, bioinformatics and medical imaging.

Contact Information

Dr. Petros Daras, Principal Researcher Grade Α
1st km Thermi – Panorama, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece
P.O.Box: 60361
Tel.: +30 2310 464160 (ext. 156)
Fax: +30 2310 464164