Multitemporal classification without new labels: A solution with optimal transport

Devis Tuia, Rémi Flamary, Alain Rakotomamonjy, Nicolas Courty

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Abstract

Re-using models trained on a specific image acquisition to classify landcover in another image is no easy task. Illumination effects, specific angular configurations, abrupt and simple seasonal changes make that the spectra observed, even though representing the same kind of surface, drift in a way that prevents a non-adapted model to perform well. In this paper we propose a relative normalization technique to perform domain adaptation, i.e. to make the data distribution in the images more similar before classification. We study optimal transport as a way to match the image-specific distributions and propose two regularization schemes, one unsupervised and one semi-supervised, to obtain more robust and semantic matchings. Code is available at http://remi.flamary.com/soft/soft-transp.html. Experiments on a challenging triplet of WorldView2 images, comparing three neighborhoods of the city of Zurich at different time instants, confirm the effectiveness of the proposed method that can perform adaptation in these non-coregistered and very different urban case studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 8th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images, Multi-Temp 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781467371193
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images, Multi-Temp 2015 - Annecy, France
Duration: 22 Jul 201524 Jul 2015

Publication series

Name2015 8th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images, Multi-Temp 2015

Conference

Conference8th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images, Multi-Temp 2015
CountryFrance
CityAnnecy
Period22/07/1524/07/15

Keywords

  • Adaptation models
  • Buildings
  • Couplings
  • Estimation
  • Predictive models
  • Remote sensing
  • Transportation

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