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Brock TR # CS-02-12 Abstract

Hyperspectral Image Analysis Using Genetic Programming    [PDF]
Brian J Ross, Anthony G. Gualtieri, Frank Fueten, and Paul Budkewitsch, May 2002.

Genetic programming is used to evolve mineral identication functions for hyperspectral images. The input image set comprises 168 images from different wavelengths ranging from 428 nm (visible blue) to 2507 nm (invisible shortwave in the infrared), taken over Cuprite, Nevada, with the AVIRIS hyperspectral sensor. A composite mineral image indicating the overall reflectance percentage of three minerals (alunite, kaolnite, buddingtonite) is used as a reference or "solution" image. The training set is manually selected from this composite image. The task of the GP system is to evolve mineral identifiers, where each identifier is trained to identify one of the three mineral specimens. A number of different GP experiments were undertaken, which parameterized features such as thresholded mineral reflectance intensity and target GP language. The results are promising, especially for minerals with higher reflectance thresholds (more intense concentrations).