Phenotype recognition with combined features and random subspace classifier ensemble
2011 (English)In: BMC Bioinformatics, ISSN 1471-2105, E-ISSN 1471-2105, Vol. 12, no 1, 1-14 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Automated, image based high-content screening is a fundamental tool for discovery in biological science. Modern robotic fluorescence microscopes are able to capture thousands of images from massively parallel experiments such as RNA interference (RNAi) or small-molecule screens. As such, efficient computational methods are required for automatic cellular phenotype identification capable of dealing with large image data sets. In this paper we investigated an efficient method for the extraction of quantitative features from images by combining second order statistics, or Haralick features, with curvelet transform. A random subspace based classifier ensemble with multiple layer perceptron (MLP) as the base classifier was then exploited for classification. Haralick features estimate image properties related to second-order statistics based on the grey level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM), which has been extensively used for various image processing applications. The curvelet transform has a more sparse representation of the image than wavelet, thus offering a description with higher time frequency resolution and high degree of directionality and anisotropy, which is particularly appropriate for many images rich with edges and curves. A combined feature description from Haralick feature and curvelet transform can further increase the accuracy of classification by taking their complementary information. We then investigate the applicability of the random subspace (RS) ensemble method for phenotype classification based on microscopy images. A base classifier is trained with a RS sampled subset of the original feature set and the ensemble assigns a class label by majority voting.
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2011. Vol. 12, no 1, 1-14 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127856DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-12-128OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-127856DiVA: diva2:928877