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2 May 2003 Feature selection for computer-aided polyp detection using genetic algorithms
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To improve computer aided diagnosis (CAD) for CT colonography we designed a hybrid classification scheme that uses a committee of support vector machines (SVMs) combined with a genetic algorithm (GA) for variable selection. The genetic algorithm selects subsets of four features, which are later combined to form a committee, with majority vote for classification across the base classifiers. Cross validation was used to predict the accuracy (sensitivity, specificity, and combined accuracy) of each base classifier SVM. As a comparison for GA, we analyzed a popular approach to feature selection called forward stepwise search (FSS). We conclude that genetic algorithms are effective in comparison to the forward search procedure when used in conjunction with a committee of support vector machine classifiers for the purpose of colonic polyp identification.
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Meghan T. Miller, Anna K. Jerebko, James D. Malley, and Ronald M. Summers "Feature selection for computer-aided polyp detection using genetic algorithms", Proc. SPIE 5031, Medical Imaging 2003: Physiology and Function: Methods, Systems, and Applications, (2 May 2003);

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