A biologically inspired object spectral-texture descriptor and its application to vegetation classification in power-line corridors

Li, Zhengrong, Hayward, Ross F., Walker, Rodney A., & Liu, Yuee (2011) A biologically inspired object spectral-texture descriptor and its application to vegetation classification in power-line corridors. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 8(4), pp. 631-635.

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The use of appropriate features to represent an output class or object is critical for all classification problems. In this paper, we propose a biologically inspired object descriptor to represent the spectral-texture patterns of image-objects. The proposed feature descriptor is generated from the pulse spectral frequencies (PSF) of a pulse coupled neural network (PCNN), which is invariant to rotation, translation and small scale changes. The proposed method is first evaluated in a rotation and scale invariant texture classification using USC-SIPI texture database. It is further evaluated in an application of vegetation species classification in power line corridor monitoring using airborne multi-spectral aerial imagery. The results from the two experiments demonstrate that the PSF feature is effective to represent spectral-texture patterns of objects and it shows better results than classic color histogram and texture features.

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ID Code: 41278
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Accuracy , Feature extraction , Histograms , Image color analysis , Neurons , Pixel , Vegetation mapping
DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2010.2098391
ISSN: 1545-598X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (090905)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
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Deposited On: 15 Apr 2011 01:27
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2011 03:58

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