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Deep Clustering for Mars Rover image datasets

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019

Vikas Ramachandra

(Submitted on 12 Nov 2019)

In this paper, we build autoencoders to learn a latent space from unlabeled image datasets obtained from the Mars rover. Then, once the latent feature space has been learnt, we use k-means to cluster the data. We test the performance of the algorithm on a smaller labeled dataset, and report good accuracy and concordance with the ground truth labels. This is the first attempt to use deep learning based unsupervised algorithms to cluster Mars Rover images. This algorithm can be used to augment human annotations for such datasets (which are time consuming) and speed up the generation of ground truth labels for Mars Rover image data, and potentially other planetary and space images.

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP); Machine Learning (cs.LG)

Cite as: arXiv:1911.06623 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1911.06623v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Vikas Ramachandra 

[v1] Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:31:07 UTC (980 KB)

https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.06623


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