Change detection in bi-temporal data by canonical information analysis

Allan Aasbjerg Nielsen, Jacob Schack Vestergaard

AbstractCanonical correlation analysis (CCA) is an established multivariate statistical method for finding similarities between linear combinations of (normally two) sets of multivariate observations. In this contribution we replace (linear) correlation as the measure of association between the linear combinations with the information theoretical measure mutual information (MI). We term this type of analysis canonical information analysis (CIA). MI allows for the actual joint distribution of the variables involved and not just second order statistics. Where CCA is ideal for Gaussian data, CIA facilitates analysis of variables with different genesis and therefore different statistical distributions. As a proof of concept we give a toy example. We also give an example with DLR 3K camera data from two time points covering a motor way.
TypeConference paper [With referee]
Year2015    Month July
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IMM Group(s)Image Analysis & Computer Graphics, Geoinformatics