Detection of Tuberculosis Bacilli in Tissue Slide Images using HMLP Network Trained by Extreme Learning Machine

M. K. Osman, M. Y. Mashor, H. Jaafar


This paper proposes an automated detection of tuberculosis bacilli in Ziehl-Neelsen-stained tissue slides using image processing and neural network. Image segmentation using CY-based colour filter and k-mean clustering procedure is used to separate objects of interest from the background. A number of geometrical features are then extracted from the segmented images. A recent training algorithm called Extreme Learning Machine (ELM) is modified to train a hybrid multilayered perceptron network (HMLP) for the classification task. The results indicate that the performance of HMLP-ELM network is comparable to the previously proposed methods and offers a fast training time with no designing parameter required. Ill. 6, bibl. 15, tabl. 1 (in English; abstracts in English and Lithuanian).


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