Skin lesion segmentation using clustering techniques

M. Emre Celebi, Wenzhao Guo, Y. Alp Aslandogan, Paul R. Bergstresser

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Abstract

Cluster analysis has been widely used in various disciplines such as pattern recognition, computer vision, and data mining. In this work we investigate the applicability of two spatial clustering algorithms, namely DBSCAN and STING, to a new problem domain: Color segmentation of skin lesion (tumor) images. Automated segmentation is a key step in the computerized analysis of skin lesion images since the accuracy of the subsequent steps (feature extraction, classification, etc.) crucially depends on the accuracy of this very first step. In this paper, we develop two unsupervised methods for segmentation of skin lesion images: one based on DBSCAN clustering algorithm and the other based on STING clustering algorithm. Experiments on a database of over hundred skin lesion images show that DBSCAN-based segmentation algorithm performs significantly better than the STING-based one.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Artifical Intelligence - Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2005
EditorsI. Russell, Z. Markov
Pages364-369
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventRecent Advances in Artifical Intelligence - Eighteenth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2005 - Clearwater Beach, FL, United States
Duration: May 15 2005May 17 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Eighteenth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2005 - Recent Advances in Artifical Intelligence

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OtherRecent Advances in Artifical Intelligence - Eighteenth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2005
CountryUnited States
CityClearwater Beach, FL
Period5/15/055/17/05

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Emre Celebi, M., Guo, W., Alp Aslandogan, Y., & Bergstresser, P. R. (2005). Skin lesion segmentation using clustering techniques. In I. Russell, & Z. Markov (Eds.), Recent Advances in Artifical Intelligence - Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2005 (pp. 364-369). (Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2005 - Recent Advances in Artifical Intelligence).