Classification of hyperspectral data using a classifier ensemble that is based on support vector machines (SVMs) are addressed. First, the hyperspectral data set is decomposed into a few data sources according to the similarity of the spectral bands. Then, each source is processed separately by performing classification based on SVM. Finally, all outputs are used as input for final decision fusion performed by an additional SVM classifier. Results of the experiments underline how the proposed SVM fusion ensemble outperforms a standard SVM classifier in terms of overall and class accuracies, the improvement being irrespective of the size of the training sample set. The definition of the data sources resulting from the original data set is also studied.
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This research was partially supported by the Research Fund of the University of Iceland.
- Classification of remote sensing data
- Decision fusion
- Hyperspectral data
- Support vector machines