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Tongue segmentation algorithm for traditional Chinese medicine based on convolutional neural network
Author(s): Pengzhao Sun; Xiaoping Yang; Yuhong Ban
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Paper Abstract

Tongue diagnosis is an important part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnosis. In Chinese Medicine, tongue body reflects the most sensitive indicators of the physiological function and pathological changes, which has important application value in the process of diagnosis and treatment of the TCM diagnosis. The accurate separation of tongue body from tongue image is the premise of recognition and diagnosis. Most of the proposed tongue segmentation algorithms are based on the improvement of traditional approaches. These algorithms can improve the segmentation accuracy of tongue image to some extent, but they are less robust. To address above problems, a method of fast tongue image segmentation algorithm using convolutional neural network is proposed in this paper. The network is inspired from ShuffleNet which provided an efficient classification and detection network. The running time of our structure is about 0.16s, and the average segmentation precision is about 90.5%, which makes it of great potential for real-time applications. As opposed to the two common traditional segmentation methods (Kmeans++, GrabCut), the proposed method performs better than the above algorithms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11338, AOPC 2019: Optical Sensing and Imaging Technology, 113380Z (18 December 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2542935
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Pengzhao Sun, Tianjin Univ. of Technology (China)
Xiaoping Yang, Tianjin Univ. of Technology (China)
Yuhong Ban, Tianjin Univ. of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11338:
AOPC 2019: Optical Sensing and Imaging Technology
John E. Greivenkamp; Jun Tanida; Yadong Jiang; HaiMei Gong; Jin Lu; Dong Liu, Editor(s)

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