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Articles | Volume XLII-2/W13
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W13, 1033–1037, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W13-1033-2019
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W13, 1033–1037, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W13-1033-2019

  05 Jun 2019

05 Jun 2019

ACTIVE LEARNING TO EXTEND TRAINING DATA FOR LARGE AREA AIRBORNE LIDAR CLASSIFICATION

N. Li1,2 and N. Pfeifer1 N. Li and N. Pfeifer
  • 1Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Technische Universität Wien, 1040 Vienna, Austria
  • 2College of Survey and Geoinformation, Tongji University, 200092 Shanghai, China

Keywords: active learning, semi-supervised classification, training data selection

Abstract. Training dataset generation is a difficult and expensive task for LiDAR point classification, especially in the case of large area classification. We present a method to automatically extent a small set of training data by label propagation processing. The class labels could be correctly extended to their optimal neighbourhood, and the most informative points are selected and added into the training set. With the final extended training dataset, the overall (OA) classification could be increased by about 2%. We also show that this approach is stable regardless of the number of initial training points, and achieve better improvements especially stating with an extremely small initial training set.