Convolutional Autoencoder for unsupervised representation learning of PolSAR Time-Series

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Abstract

Temporal Convolutional AutoEncoders are used as feature extractors to project time series onto a latent space where similarity detection can be easily performed. This model can generate accurate descriptors of the temporal profile of the input time-series. We apply this algorithm to PolSAR S1 uncoherent SAR time series where the model learns highly discriminative data representations. This reduction method is compared to others such as PCA or Temporal Averaging and is shown to outperform them when leveraging the learnt representation using K-Means clustering.

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Convolutional Autoencoder for unsupervised representation learning of PolSAR Time-Series

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