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Remote Sens. 2018, 10(1), 16;

Remote Sensing Image Classification Based on Stacked Denoising Autoencoder

School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
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Received: 29 November 2017 / Revised: 19 December 2017 / Accepted: 20 December 2017 / Published: 22 December 2017
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Focused on the issue that conventional remote sensing image classification methods have run into the bottlenecks in accuracy, a new remote sensing image classification method inspired by deep learning is proposed, which is based on Stacked Denoising Autoencoder. First, the deep network model is built through the stacked layers of Denoising Autoencoder. Then, with noised input, the unsupervised Greedy layer-wise training algorithm is used to train each layer in turn for more robust expressing, characteristics are obtained in supervised learning by Back Propagation (BP) neural network, and the whole network is optimized by error back propagation. Finally, Gaofen-1 satellite (GF-1) remote sensing data are used for evaluation, and the total accuracy and kappa accuracy reach 95.7% and 0.955, respectively, which are higher than that of the Support Vector Machine and Back Propagation neural network. The experiment results show that the proposed method can effectively improve the accuracy of remote sensing image classification. View Full-Text
Keywords: deep learning; stacked denoising autoencoder; Back Propagation neural network; land cover classification deep learning; stacked denoising autoencoder; Back Propagation neural network; land cover classification

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Liang, P.; Shi, W.; Zhang, X. Remote Sensing Image Classification Based on Stacked Denoising Autoencoder. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 16.

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