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Feature Selection for Computer-Aided Polyp Detection using MRMR

Yang, X., Tek, B., Beddoe, G. & Slabaugh, G. G. (2010). Feature Selection for Computer-Aided Polyp Detection using MRMR. SPIE Proceedings, 7624, article number 76241B. doi: 10.1117/12.844165


In building robust classifiers for computer-aided detection (CAD) of lesions, selection of relevant features is of fundamental importance. Typically one is interested in determining which, of a large number of potentially redundant or noisy features, are most discriminative for classification. Searching all possible subsets of features is impractical computationally. This paper proposes a feature selection scheme combining AdaBoost with the Minimum Redundancy Maximum Relevance (MRMR) to focus on the most discriminative features. A fitness function is designed to determine the optimal number of features in a forward wrapper search. Bagging is applied to reduce the variance of the classifier and make a reliable selection. Experiments demonstrate that by selecting just 11 percent of the total features, the classifier can achieve better prediction on independent test data compared to the 70 percent of the total features selected by AdaBoost.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright 2010 Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. DOI abstract link format:
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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