We introduce what is to our knowledge a new nonlinear shift-invariant classifier called the polynomial distance classifier correlation filter (PDCCF). The underlying theory extends the original linear distance classifier correlation filter [Appl. Opt. 35, 3127 (1996)] to include nonlinear functions of the input pattern. This new filter provides a framework (for combining different classification filters) that takes advantage of the individual filter strengths. In this new filter design, all filters are optimized jointly. We demonstrate the advantage of the new PDCCF method using simulated and real multi-class synthetic aperture radar images.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 10, 2002
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2003
Published: August 10, 2003
Mohamed Alkanhal and B. V. K. Vijaya Kumar, "Polynomial distance classifier correlation filter for pattern recognition," Appl. Opt. 42, 4688-4708 (2003)