%0 Conference Proceedings
%T Semi-Supervised Support Vector Rainfall Estimation Using Satellite Images
%8 Oct. 7-10, 2007
%A Freitas, Greice Martins de,
%A Avila, Ana Maria Heuminski de,
%A Papa, Joao Paulo,
%E Gonçalves, Luiz,
%E Wu, Shin Ting,
%B Brazilian Symposium on Computer Graphics and Image Processing, 20 (SIBGRAPI)
%C Belo Horizonte
%I Sociedade Brasileira de Computação
%J Porto Alegre
%K rainfall estimation, semi-supervised support vector machines.
%X In this paper we introduce the use of semi-supervised support vector machines for rainfall estimation using images obtained from visible and infrared NOAA satellite channels. Two experiments were performed, one involving traditional SVM and other using semi-supervised SVM (S3VM). The S3VM approach outperforms SVM in our experiments, with can be seen as a good methodology for rainfall satellite estimation, due to the large amount of unlabeled data. .