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Defuzzification strategies for fuzzy classifications of remote sensing data
VerfasserHofmann, Peter
Erschienen in
Remote Sensing, Basel, 2016, Jg. 8, H. 6, S. 1-23
ErschienenMDPI, 2016
DokumenttypAufsatz in einer Zeitschrift
Schlagwörter (EN)defuzzification / fuzzy classification / completeness / correctness
URNurn:nbn:at:at-ubs:3-4899 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Zusammenfassung (Englisch)

The classes in fuzzy classification schemes are defined as fuzzy sets, partitioning the feature space through fuzzy rules, defined by fuzzy membership functions. Applying fuzzy classification schemes in remote sensing allows each pixel or segment to be an incomplete member of more than one class simultaneously, i.e., one that does not fully meet all of the classification criteria for any one of the classes and is member of more than one class simultaneously. This can lead to fuzzy, ambiguous and uncertain class assignation, which is unacceptable for many applications, indicating the need for a reliabledefuzzificationmethod.Defuzzificationin remote sensing has to date, been performed by “crisp-assigning” each fuzzy-classified pixel or segment to the class for which it best fulfills the fuzzy classification rules, regardless of its classification fuzziness, uncertainty or ambiguity (maximum method). Thedefuzzificationof an uncertain or ambiguous fuzzy classification leads to a more or less reliable crisp classification. In this paper the most common parameters for expressing classification uncertainty, fuzziness and ambiguity are analysed and discussed in terms of their ability to express the reliability of a crisp classification. This is done by means of a typical practical example from Object Based Image Analysis (OBIA).

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