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Hyperspectral remote sensing image retrieval based on spectral similarity measure
Author(s): Peijun Du; Yunhao Chen; Hong Tang; Tao Fang
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Paper Abstract

Spectral similarity measure plays important roles in hyperspectral Remote Sensing (RS) information processing, and it can be used to content-based hyperspectral RSimage retrieval effectively too. The applications of spectral features to Remote Sensing (RS) image retrieval are discussed by taking hyperspectral RS image as examples oriented to the demands of massive information management. It is proposed that spectral features-based image retrieval includes two modes: retrieval based on point template and facial template. Point template is used usually, for example, a spectral curve, or a pixel vector in hyperspectral RS image. One or more regions (or blocks with area shape) are given as examples in image retrieval based on facial template. The most important issues in image retrieval are spectral features extraction and spectral similarity measure. Spectral vector can be used to retrieval directly, and spectral angle and spectral information divergence (SID) are more effective than Euclidean distance and correlation coefficient in similarity measure and image retrieval. Both point and pure area template can be transformed into spectral vector and used to spectral similarity measure. In addition, the local maximum and minimum in reflection spectral curve, corresponding to reflection peak and absorption valley, can be used to retrieval also. The width, height, symmetry and power of each peak or valley can be used to encode spectral features. By comparison to three approaches for spectral absorption and reflection features matching and similarity measures, it is found that spectral absorption and reflection features are not very effective in hyperspectral RS image retrieval. Finally, a prototype system is designed, and it proves that the hyperspectral RS image retrieval based on spectral similarity measure proposed in this paper is effective and some similarity measure index including spectral angle, SID and encoding measure are suitable for image retrieval in practice.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6199, Remote Sensing and Space Technology for Multidisciplinary Research and Applications, 61990I (19 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673667
Show Author Affiliations
Peijun Du, China Univ. of Mining and Technology (China)
Yunhao Chen, Beijing Normal Univ. (China)
Hong Tang, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Tao Fang, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6199:
Remote Sensing and Space Technology for Multidisciplinary Research and Applications
Qingxi Tong; Xiuwan Chen; Allen Huang; Wei Gao, Editor(s)

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