PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF DISTANCE MEASURES IN PROPOSED FUZZY TEXTURE MODEL FOR LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION OF REMOTELY SENSED IMAGE

Abstract
Land cover classification is a vital application area in satellite image processing domain. Texture is a useful feature in land cover classification. The classification accuracy obtained always depends on the effectiveness of the texture model, distance measure and classification algorithm used. In this work, texture features are extracted using the proposed multivariate descriptor, MFTM/MVAR that uses Multivariate Fuzzy Texture Model (MFTM) supplemented with Multivariate Variance (MVAR). The K_Nearest Neighbour (KNN) algorithm is used for classification due to its simplicity coupled with efficiency. The distance measures such as Log likelihood, Manhattan, Chi squared, Kullback Leibler and Bhattacharyya were used and the experiments were conducted on IRS P6 LISS-IV data. The classified images were evaluated based on error matrix, classification accuracy and Kappa statistics. From the experiments, it is found that log likelihood distance with MFTM/MVAR descriptor and KNN classifier gives 95.29% classification accuracy.

Authors
S. Jenicka, A. Suruliandi
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India

Keywords
Land Cover Classification, Kullback Leibler, Log Likelihood, Chi Squared, Bhattacharyya
Published By :
ICTACT
Published In :
ICTACT Journal on Soft Computing
( Volume: 4 , Issue: 3 )
Date of Publication :
April 2014

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