Bovolo, Francesca and Bruzzone, Lorenzo and Marconcini, Mattia and Persello, Claudio (2006) A Novel Context-Sensitive SVM for Classification of Remote Sensing Images. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)
In this paper, a novel context-sensitive classification technique based on Support Vector Machines (CS-SVM) is proposed. This technique aims at exploiting the promising SVM method for classification of 2-D (or n-D) scenes by considering the spatial-context information of the pixel to be analyzed. In greater detail, the proposed architecture properly exploits the spatial-context information for: i) increasing the robustness of the learning procedure of SVMs to the noise present in the training set (mislabeled training samples); ii) regularizing the classification maps. The first property is achieved by introducing a context-sensitive term in the objective function to be minimized for defining the decision hyperplane in the SVM kernel space. The second property is obtained including in the classification procedure of a generic pattern the information of neighboring pixels. Experiments carried out on very high geometrical resolution images confirm the validity of the proposed technique.
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