A segmentation and hierarchical classification approach applied to QuickBird multispectral satellite data was implemented, with the goal of delineating residential land use polygons and identifying low and high socio-economic status of neighbourhoods within Accra, Ghana. Two types of object-based classification strategies were tested, one based on spatial… (More)
Semidefinite relaxations often provide excellent starting points for nonconvex problems with multiple local minimizers. This work aims to find a local minimizer within a certain neighborhood of the starting point and with a small objective value. Several approaches are motivated and compared with each other.