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Multiple instance feature learning for landmine detection in ground-penetrating radar data
Author(s): Jeremy Bolton; Paul Gader; Hichem Frigui
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Paper Abstract

Multiple instance learning (MIL) is a technique used for identifying a target pattern within sets of data. In MIL, a learner is presented with sets of samples; whereas in standard techniques, a learner is presented with individual samples. The MI scenario is encountered given the nature of landmine detection in GPR data, and therefore landmine detection results should benefit from the use of multiple instance techniques. Previously, a random set framework for multiple instance learning (RSF-MIL) was proposed which utilizes random sets and fuzzy measures to model the MIL problem. An improved version C-RSF-MIL was recently developed showing a increase in learning and classification performance. This new approach is used to learn and characterize features of landmines within GPR imagery for the purposes of classification. Experimental results show the benefits of using C-RSF-MIL for landmine detection in GPR imagery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7664, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XV, 766428 (29 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849322
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Jeremy Bolton, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Paul Gader, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Hichem Frigui, Univ. of Louisville (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7664:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XV
Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway; J. Thomas Broach, Editor(s)

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