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Built-up area detection based on a Bayesian saliency model

Liu, Q. G., Huang, D., Wang, Y. H., Wei, H. and Tang, Y. Y. (2017) Built-up area detection based on a Bayesian saliency model. International Journal of Wavelets, Multiresolution and Information Processing, 15 (3). 1750027. ISSN 1793-690X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1142/S0219691317500278


Built-up area detection is very important for applications such as urban planning, urban growth detection and land use monitoring. In this paper, we address the problem of built up area detection from the perspective of visual saliency computation. Generally, areas containing buildings attract more attentions than forests, lands and other backgrounds. This paper explores a Bayesian saliency model to automatically detect urban areas. Firstly, prior probability is computed by using fast multi-scale edge distribution. Then the likelihood is obtained by modelling the distributions of colour and orientation. Built up areas are further detected by segmenting the final saliency map using Graph Cut algorithm. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method can extract built-up area efficiently and accurately.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Computer Science
ID Code:70795
Publisher:World Scientific

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