Extracting Novel Features for Skin Burn Image Classification
Kuan Pei Nei1, Stephanie Chua2, Ehfa Bujang Safawi3, William Tiong Hok Chuon4, Wang Hui Hui5
1Kuan Pei Nei*, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia.
2Stephanie Chua, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia.
3Ehfa Bujang Safawi, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia.
4William Tiong Hok Chuon, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia.
5Wang Hui Hui, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on November 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 23, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 30, 2019. | PP: 1890-1896 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: C4623098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4623.118419
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Abstract: In this paper, the objective is to propose a set of novel features for the classification of different burn depths by using an image mining approach. Both colour and texture features were studied on skin burn dataset comprising skin burn images categorized into three burn depths by the burn specialist. The performance of the proposed feature set was evaluated using linear SVM on 10-fold cross validation method. The empirical results showed that the six proposed novel features, when used together with the common image features, was the best set of features that was able to classify most of the burn depths in terms of accuracy, precision and recall measures with the values of 96.8750%, 96.9697% and 96.6667% respectively. Automated classification of skin burn depths is essential because the initial burn treatment provided to patients are usually based on the first evaluation of the skin burn injuries by determining the burn depths. However, the burn specialist may not always be available at the accident site. In conclusion, the features extracted that represent the burn characteristics specifically in terms of colour and texture were able to effectively characterise the depth of burns in accordance to burn depth classification.
Keywords: Burn Image Classification, Colour, Feature Extraction, Skin Burn Depths, Texture.
Scope of the Article: Classification.