Classification of Histopathological Images using Scale-Invariant Feature Transform

Andrzej Bukała, Bogusław Cyganek, Michał Koziarski, Bogdan Kwolek, Bogusław Olborski, Zbigniew Antosz, Jakub Swadźba, Piotr Sitkowski

Abstract

Throughout the years, Scale-Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) was a widely adopted method in the image matching and classification tasks. However, due to the recent advances in convolutional neural networks, the popularity of SIFT and other similar feature descriptors significantly decreased, leaving SIFT underresearched in some of the emerging applications. In this paper we examine the suitability of SIFT feature descriptors in one such task, the histopathological image classification. In the conducted experimental study we investigate the usefulness of various variants of SIFT on the BreakHis Breast Cancer Histopathological Database. While colour is known to be significant in case of human performed analysis of histopathological images, SIFT variants using different colour spaces have not been thoroughly examined on this type of data before. Observed results indicate the effectiveness of selected SIFT variants, particularly Hue-SIFT, which outperformed the reference convolutional neural network ensemble on some of the considered magnifications, simultaneously achieving lower variance. This proves the importance of using different colour spaces in classification tasks with histopathological data and shows promise to find its use in diversifying classifier ensembles.

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Bukała A., Cyganek B., Koziarski M., Kwolek B., Olborski B., Antosz Z., Swadźba J. and Sitkowski P. (2020). Classification of Histopathological Images using Scale-Invariant Feature Transform.In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 5: VISAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-402-2, pages 506-512. DOI: 10.5220/0009163405060512


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@conference{visapp20,
author={Andrzej Bukała and Bogusław Cyganek and Michał Koziarski and Bogdan Kwolek and Bogusław Olborski and Zbigniew Antosz and Jakub Swadźba and Piotr Sitkowski},
title={Classification of Histopathological Images using Scale-Invariant Feature Transform},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 5: VISAPP,},
year={2020},
pages={506-512},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009163405060512},
isbn={978-989-758-402-2},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 5: VISAPP,
TI - Classification of Histopathological Images using Scale-Invariant Feature Transform
SN - 978-989-758-402-2
AU - Bukała A.
AU - Cyganek B.
AU - Koziarski M.
AU - Kwolek B.
AU - Olborski B.
AU - Antosz Z.
AU - Swadźba J.
AU - Sitkowski P.
PY - 2020
SP - 506
EP - 512
DO - 10.5220/0009163405060512