Volume XL-7
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-7, 71-74, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-7-71-2014
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-7, 71-74, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-7-71-2014
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  19 Sep 2014

19 Sep 2014

Performance Comparison Of Evolutionary Algorithms For Image Clustering

P. Civicioglu1, U. H. Atasever2, C. Ozkan2, E. Besdok2, A. E. Karkinli2, and A. Kesikoglu2 P. Civicioglu et al.
  • 1Erciyes University, College of Aviation, Dept. of Aircraft Electrics and Electronics, Kayseri, Turkey
  • 2Erciyes University, Dept. of Geomatic Eng., Kayseri, Turkey

Keywords: Evolutionary Algorithms, Backtracking Search Optimization Algorithm (BSA), Image Clustering

Abstract. Evolutionary computation tools are able to process real valued numerical sets in order to extract suboptimal solution of designed problem. Data clustering algorithms have been intensively used for image segmentation in remote sensing applications. Despite of wide usage of evolutionary algorithms on data clustering, their clustering performances have been scarcely studied by using clustering validation indexes. In this paper, the recently proposed evolutionary algorithms (i.e., Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm (ABC), Gravitational Search Algorithm (GSA), Cuckoo Search Algorithm (CS), Adaptive Differential Evolution Algorithm (JADE), Differential Search Algorithm (DSA) and Backtracking Search Optimization Algorithm (BSA)) and some classical image clustering techniques (i.e., k-means, fcm, som networks) have been used to cluster images and their performances have been compared by using four clustering validation indexes. Experimental test results exposed that evolutionary algorithms give more reliable cluster-centers than classical clustering techniques, but their convergence time is quite long.