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Articles | Volume XLIII-B3-2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIII-B3-2020, 75–81, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B3-2020-75-2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIII-B3-2020, 75–81, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B3-2020-75-2020

  21 Aug 2020

21 Aug 2020

SEMANTIC SEGMENTATION OF REMOTE SENSING IMAGERY USING OBJECT-BASED MARKOV RANDOM FIELD BASED ON HIERARCHICAL SEGMENTATION TREE WITH AUXILIARY LABELS

L. He1, Z. Wu2, Y. Zhang2, and Z. Hu3 L. He et al.
  • 1College of surveying and geo-informatics, Tongji University, 200092 Shanghai, China
  • 2School of remote sensing and information engineering, Wuhan University, 430072 Wuhan, China
  • 3Geo-Environmental Monitoring of Coastal Zone of the Ministry of Natural Resources & Guangdong Key Laboratory of Urban Informatics & Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Spatial Smart Sensing and Services & Research Institute for Smart Cities, Shenzhen University, 518060 Shenzhen, China

Keywords: Hierarchical segmentation tree, Auxiliary label field, Object-based Markov random field, Multiscale segmentation, Remote sensing imagery, Semantic segmentation

Abstract. In the remote sensing imagery, spectral and texture features are always complex due to different landscapes, which leads to misclassifications in the results of semantic segmentation. The object-based Markov random field provides an effective solution to this problem. However, the state-of-the-art object-based Markov random field still needs to be improved. In this paper, an object-based Markov Random Field model based on hierarchical segmentation tree with auxiliary labels is proposed. A remote sensing imagery is first segmented and the object-based hierarchical segmentation tree is built based on initial segmentation objects and merging criteria. And then, the object-based Markov random field with auxiliary label fields is established on the hierarchical tree structure. A probabilistic inference is applied to solve this model by iteratively updating label field and auxiliary label fields. In the experiment, this paper utilized a Worldview-3 image to evaluate the performance, and the results show the validity and the accuracy of the presented semantic segmentation approach.