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Remotely sensed object recognition using multiple comparative measures
Author(s): Gregory J. Power
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Paper Abstract

In the real world of remote sensing, rarely does the extracted object precisely match a stored template of that object. A certain level of uncertainty must be permitted between the stored template and the extracted object. One solution to deal with this uncertainty is to evaluate measures between the object and template. Many measures have been introduced independently in literature for evaluating the statistical nature of the extracted objects such as a variety of shape and texture measures. The object is measured and compared to similar measures taken from the template. This paper suggests using measures extracted through a joint comparative process of template and object. It also suggests using multiple measures from the joint class of measures as opposed to using an individual measure to determine the sufficiency of the match. In particular, this paper demonstrates the value of using multiple comparative shape measures as opposed to one particular shape measure to achieve confidence in a match. The multiple-shape measure approach uses a matched filter measure, a Procrustes metric, a partial-direct hausdorf measure, and percent-pixels same measure. Each shape measure gives slightly different insight about the shape comparison which allows more confidence in the match. An experimental result is given that demonstrates the implementation and usefulness of the multiple comparative measure approach for recognizing objects from remotely sensed imagery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5238, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing IX, (5 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.508064
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Gregory J. Power, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5238:
Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing IX
Lorenzo Bruzzone, Editor(s)

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