Complex Scene Classification of PoLSAR Imagery Based on a Self-Paced Learning Approach

Published: January 10th, 2019

Category: Journal Papers, News

Abstract:

Existing polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (PolSAR) image classification methods cannot achieve satisfactory performance on complex scenes characterized by several types of land cover with significant levels of noise or similar scattering properties across land cover types. Hence, we propose a supervised classification method aimed at constructing a classifier based on self-paced learning (SPL). SPL has been demonstrated to be effective at dealing with complex data while providing classifier performance improvement. In this paper, a novel support vector machine (SVM) algorithm based on SPL with neighborhood constraints (SVM_SPLNC) is proposed. The proposed method leverages the easiest samples first to obtain an initial parameter vector. Then, more complex samples are gradually incorporated to update the parameter vector iteratively. Moreover, neighborhood constraints are introduced during the training process to further improve performance. Experimental results on three real PolSAR images show that the proposed method performs well on complex scenes.

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W. Chen, S. Gou, X. Wang, L. Jiao, C. Jiao and A. Zare, "Complex Scene Classification of PoLSAR Imagery Based on a Self-Paced Learning Approach,"I: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 11, iss. 12, pp. 4818-4825, 2018. 
@Article{Chen2018,
Author = {Chen, Wenshuai Chen and Gou, Shuiping and Wang, Xinlin and Jiao, Licheng and Jiao, Changzhe and Zare, Alina},
Title = {Complex Scene Classification of PoLSAR Imagery Based on a Self-Paced Learning Approach},
Journal = {IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing},
Year = {2018},
volume = {11},
number = {12},
pages = {4814-4825},
month = {Dec.},
doi = {10.1109/JSTARS.2018.2879440},
}