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An Evaluation of LBP Texture Descriptors for the Classification of HEp-2 Cells

Doshi, Niraj P., Schaefer, Gerald and Zhu, Shao Ying (2016) An Evaluation of LBP Texture Descriptors for the Classification of HEp-2 Cells. In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. IEEE

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Indirect immunofluorescence imaging is a fundamental technique for detecting antinuclear antibodies in HEp-2 cells and consequently important for the diagnosis of autoimmune diseases and other important pathological conditions involving the immune system. HEp-2 cells can be categorised into six groups: homogeneous, fine speckled, coarse speckled, nucleolar, cytoplasmic, and Centro mere cells, which give indications on different autoimmune diseases. In the literature, various algorithms have been proposed for automatic classification of HEp-2 cells based typically on shape features, texture features and classification algorithms. Local binary pattern (LBP) features are simple yet powerful texture descriptors, which encode the neighbours of a pixels into a binary pattern. While over the years a variety of LBP algorithms have been introduced, only a few descriptors are utilised in the context of HEp-2 cell classification. In this paper, we benchmarked eight rotation invariant LBP variants and a total of 16 descriptors on the ICPR 2012 HEp-2 contest benchmark dataset. We found rotation invariant multi-dimensional LBP features to lead to the best classification performance.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/SMC.2015.399
School/Department: School of Science, Technology and Health
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/9940

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