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Selected Publication:

Bock, S; Immitzer, M; Atzberger, C.
(2017): On the Objectivity of the Objective Function-Problems with Unsupervised Segmentation Evaluation Based on Global Score and a Possible Remedy
REMOTE SENS-BASEL. 2017; 9(8): FullText FullText_BOKU

Image segmentation is a crucial stage at the very beginning of many geographic object-based image analysis (GEOBIA) workflows. While segmentation quality is generally deemed of great importance, selecting adequate tuning parameters for a segmentation algorithm can be tedious and subjective. Procedures to automatically choose parameters of a segmentation algorithm are meant to make the process objective and reproducible. One of those approaches, and perhaps the most frequently used unsupervised parameter optimization method in the context of GEOBIA is called the objective function, also known as Global Score. Unfortunately, the method exhibits a hitherto widely neglected, yet severe source of instability, which makes quality rankings inconsistent. We demonstrate the issue in detail and propose a modification of the Global Score to mitigate the problem. This hopefully serves as a starting point to spark further development of the popular approach.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Atzberger Clement
Böck Sebastian
Immitzer Markus

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