A Basis Function Feature-based Approach for Skin Lesion Discrimination in Dermatology Dermoscopy Images
Skin lesion color is an important feature for diagnosing malignant melanoma. New basis function correlation features are proposed for discriminating malignant melanoma lesions from benign lesions in dermoscopy images. the proposed features are computed based on correlating the luminance histogram of melanoma or benign labeled relative colors from a specified portion of the skin lesion with a set of basis functions. These features extend previously developed statistical and fuzzy logic-based relative color histogram analysis techniques for automated mapping of colors representative of melanoma and benign skin lesions from a training set of lesion images.
R. J. Stanley et al., "A Basis Function Feature-based Approach for Skin Lesion Discrimination in Dermatology Dermoscopy Images," Skin Research and Technology, Wiley-Blackwell, Mar 2008.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0846.2008.00307.x
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Basis Function; Color; Fuzzy Logic; Histogram; Image Processing; Malignant Melanoma
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