Boosting, Bagging, and Consensus Based Classification of Multisource Remote Sensing Data
The need to optimize the classification accuracy of remotely sensed imagery has led to an increasing use of Earth observation data with different characteristics collected from a variety of sensors from different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Combining multisource data is believed to offer enhanced capabilities for the classification of target surfaces. In the paper several single and multiple classifiers which are appropriate for classification of multisource remote sensing and geographic data are considered. The focus is on multiple classifiers: bagging algorithms, boosting algorithms, and consensus theoretic classifiers. These multiple classifiers have different characteristics. The performance of the algorithms in terms of accuracies is compared for a multisource remote sensing and geographic data set.
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