SCENE CLASSIFICATION BASED ON THE INTRINSIC MEAN OF LIE GROUP
Remote Sensing scene classification aims to identify semantic objects with similar characteristics from high resolution images. Even though existing methods have achieved satisfactory performance, the features used for classification modeling are still limited to some kinds of vector representation within a Euclidean space. As a result, their models are not robust to reflect the essential scene characteristics, hardly to promote classification accuracy higher. In this study, we propose a novel scene classification method based on the intrinsic mean on a Lie Group manifold. By introducing Lie Group machine learning into scene classification, the new method uses the geodesic distance on the Lie Group manifold, instead of Euclidean distance, solving the problem that non-euclidean space samples could not be calculated by Euclidean distance directly. The experiments show that our method produces satisfactory performance on two public and challenging remote sensing scene datasets, UC Merced and SIRI-WHU, respectively.