Classification of tongue - glossitis abnormality

Rahman, Ashiqur, Ahmed, Amr and Yue, Shigang (2017) Classification of tongue - glossitis abnormality. In: International Conference of Data Mining and Knowledge Engineering, 5th - 7th July, 2017, London, United Kingdom.

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An approach to classify tongue abnormality related to Diabetes Mellitus (DM) following Western Medicine (WM) approach. Glossitis abnormality is one of the common tongue abnormalities that affects patients who suffer from Diabetes Mellitus (DM).

The novelty of the proposed approach is attributed to utilising visual signs that appear on tongue due to Glossitis abnormality causes by high blood sugar level in the human body. The test for the blood sugar level is inconvenient for some patients in rural and poor areas where medical services are minimal or may not be available at all. To screen and monitor human organ effectively, the proposed computer aided model predicts and classifies abnormality appears on the tongue or tongue surface using visual signs caused by the abnormality. The visual signs were extracted following a logically formed medical approach, which complies with Western Medicine (WM) approach. Using Random Forest classifier on the extracted visual tongue signs, from 572 tongue samples for 166 patients, the experimental results have shown promising accuracy of 95.8% for Glossitis abnormality.

Keywords:Tongue Classification, Random Forest, Machine Learning, Western Medicine
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G760 Machine Learning
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:27400
Deposited On:28 Apr 2017 08:58

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