A Rule-base System for Image Classification
This is the project that I did around 1987-1988 at Chinese Academy of Forestry
for my Master's degree in remote sensing. A paper describing this work was
published in Forest Research, a professional journal in Chinese. Soon after
coming to U.S. in 1990, I put together an article in English as a rewritten
version of the paper with the title of "A study on expert system aided
forest and landuse classification of remotely sensed images in north China".
ABSTRACT In order to incorporate various ancillary data into the procedure
of remote sense image classification, the technology of expert system is
investigated as a tool of information integration, using evidential calculus
proposed by Shafe. The design and implementation of an expert system for
forest and landuse image classification is discussed. A new algorithm, called
Fuzzy Supervised Classification (FSC), that works in conjunction with the
system is also developed. The whole system is applied to an image in an
experimental area in North China and the initial results are reported.
The English translation of the paper in full length can be
downloaded in PDF format, which can be read with
The following figure shows the general structure of the system. Module-A
and Module-C were written in Fortune, while Module-B in Lisp.