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This paper introduces a new supervised segmentation algorithm for remotely sensed hyperspectral image data which integrates the spectral and spatial information in a Bayesian framework. A multinomial logistic regression (MLR) algorithm is first used to learn the posterior probability distributions from the spectral information, using a subspace projection method to better characterize noise and highly mixed pixels. Then, contextual information is included using a multilevel logistic Markov-Gibbs Markov random field prior. Finally, a maximum a posteriori segmentation is efficiently computed by the min-cut-based integer optimization algorithm. The proposed segmentation approach is experimentally evaluated using both simulated and real hyperspectral data sets, exhibiting state-of-the-art performance when compared with recently introduced hyperspectral image classification methods. The integration of subspace projection methods with the MLR algorithm, combined with the use of spatial-contextual information, represents an innovative contribution in the literature. This approach is shown to provide accurate characterization of hyperspectral imagery in both the spectral and the spatial domain.
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:50 , Issue: 3 )
Date of Publication: March 2012