ARKTOS: A knowledge engineering software package for satellite sea ice classification

Leen Kiat Soh, Costas Tsatsoulis

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe the knowledge engineering software package of our ARKTOS project. The ARKTOS project involves acquiring knowledge from sea ice experts as visual cues for sea ice features and classification rules and ultimately building an intelligent sea ice classifier. To assist in the knowledge acquisition, evaluation, and refinement phases, we have designed and built three Java-based graphical user interfaces (GUIs): arktosGUI, arktosViewer, and arktosEditor, arktosGUI facilitates feature-based knowledge refinement, focusing the experts' attention on individual features, specific attributes, and rules. It allows inspection of ice features visually, numerically, and symbolically and attribute impact analysis. The objective of arktosViewer is, on the other hand, to enable quick, region-based evaluation of the classification. It displays annotated, gridded images, maintains a bookkeeping of the evaluation sessions, and allows the experts to record their observation. Finally, the arktosEditor module has a rule indexing and search mechanism to go with its complete rule and threshold editing capabilities. This tool allows the experts to better edit and organize the rule base. The software package helps us design and refine ARKTOS as an intelligent knowledge-based system, and also address research issues in explicit encoding of domain expertise and capture of visual cues and semantics for intelligent image analysis in remote sensing, especially for computer-aided SAR sea ice image analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages696-698
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event2000 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000) - Honolulu, HI, USA
Duration: Jul 24 2000Jul 28 2000

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Other2000 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000)
CityHonolulu, HI, USA
Period7/24/007/28/00

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Knowledge engineering
Sea ice
Software packages
sea ice
Satellites
ice feature
software
engineering
visual cue
image analysis
Image analysis
knowledge based system
Intelligent buildings
Knowledge acquisition
Knowledge based systems
Graphical user interfaces
Ice
Remote sensing
synthetic aperture radar
Classifiers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Soh, L. K., & Tsatsoulis, C. (2000). ARKTOS: A knowledge engineering software package for satellite sea ice classification. 696-698. Paper presented at 2000 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000), Honolulu, HI, USA, .

ARKTOS : A knowledge engineering software package for satellite sea ice classification. / Soh, Leen Kiat; Tsatsoulis, Costas.

2000. 696-698 Paper presented at 2000 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000), Honolulu, HI, USA, .

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Soh, LK & Tsatsoulis, C 2000, 'ARKTOS: A knowledge engineering software package for satellite sea ice classification' Paper presented at 2000 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000), Honolulu, HI, USA, 7/24/00 - 7/28/00, pp. 696-698.
Soh LK, Tsatsoulis C. ARKTOS: A knowledge engineering software package for satellite sea ice classification. 2000. Paper presented at 2000 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000), Honolulu, HI, USA, .
Soh, Leen Kiat ; Tsatsoulis, Costas. / ARKTOS : A knowledge engineering software package for satellite sea ice classification. Paper presented at 2000 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000), Honolulu, HI, USA, .3 p.
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