Semantic Segmentation of Satellite Images using a Modified CNN with Hard-Swish Activation Function

R. Avenash, P. Viswanath

Abstract

Remote sensing is a key strategy used to obtain information related to the Earth’s resources and its usage patterns. Semantic segmentation of a remotely sensed image in the spectral, spatial and temporal domain is an important preprocessing step where different classes of objects like crops, water bodies, roads, buildings are localized by a boundary. The paper proposes to use the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) called U-HardNet with a new and novel activation function called the Hard-Swish for segmenting remotely sensed images. Along with the CNN, for a precise localization, the paper proposes to use IHS transformed images with binary cross entropy loss minimization. Experiments are done with publicly available images provided by DSTL (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) for object recognition and a comparison is drawn with some recent relevant techniques.

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Avenash R. and Viswanath P. (2019). Semantic Segmentation of Satellite Images using a Modified CNN with Hard-Swish Activation Function.In Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-354-4, pages 413-420. DOI: 10.5220/0007469604130420


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@conference{visapp19,
author={R. Avenash and P. Viswanath},
title={Semantic Segmentation of Satellite Images using a Modified CNN with Hard-Swish Activation Function},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,},
year={2019},
pages={413-420},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007469604130420},
isbn={978-989-758-354-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,
TI - Semantic Segmentation of Satellite Images using a Modified CNN with Hard-Swish Activation Function
SN - 978-989-758-354-4
AU - Avenash R.
AU - Viswanath P.
PY - 2019
SP - 413
EP - 420
DO - 10.5220/0007469604130420