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Satellite image classification by narrowband Gabor filters and artificial neural networks
Author(s): Nezamoddin Nezamoddini-Kachouie; Javad Alirezaie
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Paper Abstract

Satellite image segmentation is an important task to generate classification maps. Land areas are classified and clustered into groups of similar land cover or land use by segmentation of satellite images. It may be broad classification such as urban, forested, open fields and water or may be more specific such as differentiating corn, soybean, beet and wheat fields. One of the most important among them is partitioning the urban area to different regions. On the other hand Multi-Channel filtering is used widely for texture segmentation by many researchers. This paper describes a texture segmentation algorithm to segment satellite images using Gabor filter bank and neural networks. In the proposed method feature vectors are extracted by multi-channel decomposition. The spatial/spatial-frequency features of the input satellite image are extracted by optimized Gabor filter bank. Some important considerations about filter parameters, filter bank coverage in frequency domain and the reduction of feature dimensions are discussed. A competitive network is trained to extract the best features and to reduce the feature dimension. Eventually a Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP) is employed to accomplish the segmentation task. Our MLP uses the sigmoid transfer function in all layers and during the training, random selected feature vectors are assigned to proper classes. After MLP is trained the optimized extracted features are classified into sections according to the textured land cover regions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5298, Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems III, (28 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.528518
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Nezamoddin Nezamoddini-Kachouie, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
Javad Alirezaie, Ryerson Univ. (Canada)
Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5298:
Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems III
Edward R. Dougherty; Jaakko T. Astola; Karen O. Egiazarian, Editor(s)

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