Medical image retrieval and automatic annotation: VPA-SABANCI at ImageCLEF 2009

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Ünay, Devrim and Soldea, Octavian and Akyüz, Süreyya and Çetin, Müjdat and Erçil, Aytül (2009) Medical image retrieval and automatic annotation: VPA-SABANCI at ImageCLEF 2009. In: Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) Workshop, Corfu, Greece

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Advances in the medical imaging technology has lead to an exponential growth in the number of digital images that needs to be acquired, analyzed, classified, stored and retrieved in medical centers. As a result, medical image classification and retrieval has recently gained high interest in the scientific community. Despite several attempts, such as the yearly-held ImageCLEF Medical Image Annotation Competition, the proposed solutions are still far from being su±ciently accurate for real-life implementations. In this paper we summarize the technical details of our experiments for the ImageCLEF 2009 medical image annotation task. We use a direct and two hierarchical classification schemes that employ support vector machines and local binary patterns, which are recently developed low-cost texture descriptors. The direct scheme employs a single SVM to automatically annotate X-ray images. The two proposed hierarchi-cal schemes divide the classification task into sub-problems. The first hierarchical scheme exploits ensemble SVMs trained on IRMA sub-codes. The second learns from subgroups of data defined by frequency of classes. Our experiments show that hier-archical annotation of images by training individual SVMs over each IRMA sub-code dominates its rivals in annotation accuracy with increased process time relative to the direct scheme.

Item Type:Papers in Conference Proceedings
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
ID Code:13324
Deposited By:Müjdat Çetin
Deposited On:04 Dec 2009 15:31
Last Modified:24 Jul 2019 11:44

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