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Saliency Analysis via Hyperparameter Sparse Representation and Energy Distribution Optimization for Remote Sensing Images

by Libao Zhang 1,2,*, Xinran Lv 1 and Xu Liang 1
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The College of Information Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
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The State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
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Academic Editors: Qi Wang, Nicolas H. Younan, Carlos López-Martínez and Prasad S. Thenkabail
Remote Sens. 2017, 9(6), 636; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs9060636
Received: 10 May 2017 / Revised: 11 June 2017 / Accepted: 16 June 2017 / Published: 21 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Learning to Understand Remote Sensing Images)
In an effort to detect the region-of-interest (ROI) of remote sensing images with complex data distributions, sparse representation based on dictionary learning has been utilized, and has proved able to process high dimensional data adaptively and efficiently. In this paper, a visual attention model uniting hyperparameter sparse representation with energy distribution optimization is proposed for analyzing saliency and detecting ROIs in remote sensing images. A dictionary learning algorithm based on biological plausibility is adopted to generate the sparse feature space. This method only focuses on finite features, instead of various considerations of feature complexity and massive parameter tuning in other dictionary learning algorithms. In another portion of the model, aimed at obtaining the saliency map, the contribution of each feature is evaluated in a sparse feature space and the coding length of each feature is accumulated. Finally, we calculate the segmentation threshold using the saliency map and obtain the binary mask to separate the ROI from the original images. Experimental results show that the proposed model achieves better performance in saliency analysis and ROI detection for remote sensing images. View Full-Text
Keywords: saliency analysis; remote sensing; ROI detection; hyperparameter sparse representation; dictionary learning; energy distribution optimizing saliency analysis; remote sensing; ROI detection; hyperparameter sparse representation; dictionary learning; energy distribution optimizing
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Zhang, L.; Lv, X.; Liang, X. Saliency Analysis via Hyperparameter Sparse Representation and Energy Distribution Optimization for Remote Sensing Images. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 636.

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