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Postprocessing technique for Lagrangian artificial neural network approach to hyperspectral image classification
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Paper Abstract

Lagrangian Artificial Neural Network (LANN) has been proposed recently for hyperspectral image classification. It is an unsupervised technique that can simultaneously estimate the endmembers and their abundance fractions without any prior information. Since the implementation of the LANN is completely unsupervised, the number of estimated abundance fraction images (AFI) is equal to the number of bands, which display the distribution of the corresonding endmember materials in the image scene. We find out that many AFIs are highly correlated and visually similar. In order to facilitate the following data assessment, a two-stage post-processing approach will be proposed. First, the number of endmembers ns resident in the image scene is estimated using a Neyman-Pearson hypothesis testing-based eigen-thresholding method. Next, an automatic searching algorithm will be applied to find the most distinct AFIs using the divergence as criterion, where the threshold is adjusted until the number of selected AFIs equals the ns estimated in the first stage. The experimental results using AVIRIS data shows the efficiency of the proposed post-processing technique in distinct AFI selection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5102, Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, and Neural Networks, (1 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.485964
Show Author Affiliations
Qian Du, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Harold H. Szu, Office of Naval Research (United States)
Hsuan Ren, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical and Biological Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5102:
Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, and Neural Networks
Anthony J. Bell; Mladen V. Wickerhauser; Harold H. Szu, Editor(s)

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