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Self-supervised representation learning for geographical data - a systematic literature review

Corcoran, Padraig ORCID: and Spasic, Irena ORCID: 2023. Self-supervised representation learning for geographical data - a systematic literature review. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 12 (2) , 64. 10.3390/ijgi12020064

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Self-supervised representation learning (SSRL) concerns the problem of learning a useful data representation without the requirement for labelled or annotated data. This representation can, in turn, be used to support solutions to downstream machine learning problems. SSRL has been demonstrated to be a useful tool in the field of geographical information science (GIS). In this article, we systematically review the existing research literature in this space to answer the following five research questions. What types of representations were learnt? What SSRL models were used? What downstream problems were the representations used to solve? What machine learning models were used to solve these problems? Finally, does using a learnt representation improve the overall performance?

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2220-9964
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 February 2023
Date of Acceptance: 10 February 2023
Last Modified: 03 May 2023 08:11

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