The authors present a fully automatic and computationally efficient algorithm based on the minimum description length principle (MDL) for optimizing multilayer perceptron (MLP) classifiers. They demonstrate their method on the problem of multispectral Landsat image classification. They compare their results with a hand-designed MLP and a Gaussian maximum likelihood classifier, in which their method produces better classification accuracy with a smaller number of hidden units.
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|