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Title: Facial image medical analysis system using quantitative chromatic feature
Authors: Wang, X
Zhang, B
Guo, Z
Zhang, D 
Keywords: Chromatic feature
Dominant color
Face diagnosis
Medical face image analysis
Traditional Chinese medicine
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Expert systems with applications, 2013, v. 40, no. 9, p. 3738-3746 How to cite?
Journal: Expert systems with applications 
Abstract: In order to investigate whether the appearance of a human face can be utilized for diagnostic purposes, which have been practiced for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this paper aims to present a computerized facial image analysis system by using quantitative chromatic features for disease diagnosis applications. A face image acquisition device is dedicatedly designed to acquire image samples from volunteers who have three types of health conditions: normal health, icterohepatitis, and severe hepatitis. Then, after color calibration on the acquired images to remove noises caused by lighting fluctuations, quantitative dominant color features are extracted by fuzzy clustering method. In order to further improve the diagnosis accuracy, a feature selection procedure is involved to identify the most discriminative feature subset for the diagnostic classification. Lastly, based on these selected quantitative feature, each face image could be diagnosed into different health groups. Experiments are conducted based on a database which includes over 300 sample images, and the result shows that the overall diagnosis accuracy between healthy samples and other two diseases is higher than 88%. Hence the feasibility of disease diagnosis by inspecting the chromatic feature of human face could be verified.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9245
ISSN: 0957-4174
EISSN: 1873-6793
DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2012.12.079
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