; Laboratory of Virtual Geographic Environment of the Chinese Ministry of Education, School of Geography Science , Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
Band clustering is applied to dimensionality reduction of hyperspectral imagery. Different from unsupervised clustering using all the pixels or supervised clustering requiring labeled pixels, the proposed semisupervised band clustering needs class spectral signatures only. After clustering, a cluster selection step is applied to select clusters to be used in the following data analysis. Initial conditions and distance metrics are also investigated to improve the clustering performance. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm can outperform other existing methods with lower computational cost.