Automatic fault localization using the generalized Earth Mover's distance
Author(s)Schmidt, Ludwig; Hegde, Chinmay; Indyk, Piotr; Kane, Jonathan; Lu, Ligang; Hohl, Detlef; ... Show more Show less
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Localizing fault lines and surfaces in seismic subsurface images is a daunting challenge. Existing state-of-the-art approaches usually involve visual interpretation by an expert, but this is time-consuming, expensive and error-prone. In this paper, we propose some initial steps towards a new algorithmic framework for automatic fault localization. The core of our approach is a deterministic model for 2D images that we call the Constrained Generalized Earth Mover's Distance (CGEMD) model. We propose an algorithm that returns the best approximation in the model for any given input 2D image X; the output of this algorithm is then post-processed to reveal the locations of the faults in the image. We demonstrate the validity of this approach on a number of synthetic and real-world examples.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Schmidt, Ludwig, et al. "Automatic Fault Localization Using the Generalized Earth Mover’s Distance." 2014 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 4-9 May, 2014, Florence, Italy, IEEE, 2014, pp. 8134–38.
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