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Modified Fuzzy C-Means Applied to a Bragg Grating Based Spectral Imager for Material Clustering

Authors Aida Rodríguez, Juan Luis Nieves, Eva Valero, Estíbaliz Garrote, Javier Hernández-Andrés and Javier Romero


We have modified the Fuzzy C-Means algorithm for an application related to segmentation of hyperspectral images. Classical fuzzy c-means algorithm uses Euclidean distance for computing sample membership to each cluster. We have introduced a different distance metric, Spectral Similarity Value (SSV), in order to have a more convenient similarity measure for reflectance information. SSV distance metric considers both magnitude difference (by the use of Euclidean distance) and spectral shape (by the use of Pearson correlation). Experiments confirmed that the introduction of this metric improves the quality of hyperspectral image segmentation, creating spectrally more dense clusters and increasing the number of correctly classified pixels.

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