Extracting Novel Features for Skin Burn Image Classification

Kuan, Pei Nei and Chua, Stephanie and Effa, Bujang Safawi and Tiong, William Hok Chuon and Wang, Hui Hui (2019) Extracting Novel Features for Skin Burn Image Classification. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE), 8 (4). pp. 1890-1896. ISSN 2277-3878

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In this paper, the objective is to propose a set of novel features for the classification of different burn depths by using an image mining approach. Both colour and texture features were studied on skin burn dataset comprising skin burn images categorized into three burn depths by the burn specialist. The performance of the proposed feature set was evaluated using linear SVM on 10-fold cross validation method. The empirical results showed that the six proposed novel features, when used together with the common image features, was the best set of features that was able to classify most of the burn depths in terms of accuracy, precision and recall measures with the values of 96.8750%, 96.9697% and 96.6667% respectively. Automated classification of skin burn depths is essential because the initial burn treatment provided to patients are usually based on the first evaluation of the skin burn injuries by determining the burn depths. However, the burn specialist may not always be available at the accident site. In conclusion, the features extracted that represent the burn characteristics specifically in terms of colour and texture were able to effectively characterise the depth of burns in accordance to burn depth classification.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Information, Communication and Creative Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: skin burn image, human skin, burn treatment, feature extraction, visual examination, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2019 02:36
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2022 02:24
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/26736

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