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New coefficient for accuracy assessment of land-cover classification based on Kullback-Leibler information
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Paper Abstract

Several measures assessing the accuracy of land-cover classification are available, e.g., overall and class- averaged accuracies. Also kappa statistic is widely used for this purpose. In this article, we discuss the properties of these criteria, and point out that the kappa statistic has an unfavorable feature. We propose alternative coefficients based on Kullback-Leibler information. Further, significance tests for the difference between the coefficients derived by classification results are established.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2955, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing III, (17 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262875
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Ryuei Nishii, Hiroshima Univ. (Japan)
Shojiro Tanaka, Yamanashi Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2955:
Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing III
Jacky Desachy, Editor(s)

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