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Clustering approaches to feature change detection
Author(s): Tesfaye G-Michael; Max Gunzburger; Janet Peterson
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Paper Abstract

The automated detection of changes occurring between multi-temporal images is of significant importance in a wide range of medical, environmental, safety, as well as many other settings. The usage of k-means clustering is explored as a means for detecting objects added to a scene. The silhouette score for the clustering is used to define the optimal number of clusters that should be used. For simple images having a limited number of colors, new objects can be detected by examining the change between the optimal number of clusters for the original and modified images. For more complex images, new objects may need to be identified by examining the relative areas covered by corresponding clusters in the original and modified images. Which method is preferable depends on the composition and range of colors present in the images. In addition to describing the clustering and change detection methodology of our proposed approach, we provide some simple illustrations of its application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2018
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10628, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XXIII, 106281G (16 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2309700
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Tesfaye G-Michael, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Panama City Div. (United States)
Max Gunzburger, Florida State Univ. (United States)
Janet Peterson, Florida State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10628:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XXIII
Steven S. Bishop; Jason C. Isaacs, Editor(s)

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