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2015 IEEE 28th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS) (2015)
Sao Carlos, Brazil
June 22, 2015 to June 25, 2015
ISSN: 2372-9198
ISBN: 978-1-4673-6775-2
pp: 109-114
This study presents an analysis of classification techniques for Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) regarding ulcerated lesions. We focus on determining influence of both color and texture in the automated image classification and its implication. To do so, we assayed a dataset of dermatological ulcers containing five variations in terms of tissue composition of lesion skin: granulation (red), fibrin (yellow), callous (white), necrotic (black), and a mix of the previous variations (mixed). Every image was previously labelled by experts regarding this red-yellow-black-white-mixed model. We employed specially designed color and texture extractors to represent the dataset images, namely: Color Layout, Color Structure, Scalable Color, Edge Histogram, Haralick, and Texture-Spectrum. The first three are color feature extractors and the last three are texture extractors. Following, we employed the Symmetrica Uncert Attribute Eval method to determine the features suitable for image classification. We tested a set of classifiers that follows distinct paradigms over the selected features, achieving an accuracy ratio of up to 77% in terms of images correctly classified, with the area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve up to 0.84. The classification performance and the selected features enabled us to determine that texture features were more predominant than color in the entire classification process.
Image color analysis, Feature extraction, Design automation, Accuracy, Image segmentation, Color, Lesions

M. V. Bedo et al., "Color and Texture Influence on Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Dermatological Ulcers," 2015 IEEE 28th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), Sao Carlos, Brazil, 2015, pp. 109-114.
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