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Information fusion performance evaluation for motion imagery data using mutual information: initial study
Author(s): Samuel M. Grieggs; Michael J. McLaughlin; Soundararajan Ezekiel; Erik Blasch
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Paper Abstract

As technology and internet use grows at an exponential rate, video and imagery data is becoming increasingly important. Various techniques such as Wide Area Motion imagery (WAMI), Full Motion Video (FMV), and Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) are used to collect motion data and extract relevant information. Detecting and identifying a particular object in imagery data is an important step in understanding visual imagery, such as content-based image retrieval (CBIR). Imagery data is segmented and automatically analyzed and stored in dynamic and robust database. In our system, we seek utilize image fusion methods which require quality metrics. Many Image Fusion (IF) algorithms have been proposed based on different, but only a few metrics, used to evaluate the performance of these algorithms. In this paper, we seek a robust, objective metric to evaluate the performance of IF algorithms which compares the outcome of a given algorithm to ground truth and reports several types of errors. Given the ground truth of a motion imagery data, it will compute detection failure, false alarm, precision and recall metrics, background and foreground regions statistics, as well as split and merge of foreground regions. Using the Structural Similarity Index (SSIM), Mutual Information (MI), and entropy metrics; experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed methodology for object detection, activity exploitation, and CBIR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 June 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9473, Geospatial Informatics, Fusion, and Motion Video Analytics V, 94730A (11 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2180780
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Samuel M. Grieggs, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Michael J. McLaughlin, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Soundararajan Ezekiel, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Erik Blasch, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9473:
Geospatial Informatics, Fusion, and Motion Video Analytics V
Matthew F. Pellechia; Kannappan Palaniappan; Peter J. Doucette; Shiloh L. Dockstader; Gunasekaran Seetharaman; Paul B. Deignan, Editor(s)

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