Input Textural Feature Selection By Mutual Information For Multispectral Image Classification
Texture information plays increasingly an important
role in remotely sensed imagery classification and many pattern
recognition applications. However, the selection of relevant textural
features to improve this classification accuracy is not a straightforward
task. This work investigates the effectiveness of two Mutual
Information Feature Selector (MIFS) algorithms to select salient
textural features that contain highly discriminatory information for
multispectral imagery classification. The input candidate features are
extracted from a SPOT High Resolution Visible(HRV) image using
Wavelet Transform (WT) at levels (l = 1,2).
The experimental results show that the selected textural features
according to MIFS algorithms make the largest contribution to
improve the classification accuracy than classical approaches such
as Principal Components Analysis (PCA) and Linear Discriminant
Feature Selection, Texture, Mutual Information,Wavelet Transform, SVM classification, SPOT Imagery.