Rapid maximum likelihood classification

P. V. Bolstad, T. M. Lillesand

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Describes an improved table look-up technique for performing rapid maximum likelihood classification on large images. The method provided a >20-fold reduction in classification time relative to standard algorithms in a three-band classification of a full Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) scene. While powerful, the improved algorithm is also simple, portable, and can run in limited memory desktop computer environments. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-74
Number of pages8
JournalPhotogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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