Breast cancer continues to be a significant public health problem in the world. Early detection is the key for improving breast cancer prognosis. The aim of the research presented here is in twofold. First stage of research involves machine learning techniques, which segments and extracts features from the mass of digital mammograms. Second level is on problem solving approach which includes classification of mass by performance based case base classifier. In this paper we build a case-based Classifier in order to diagnose mammographic images. We explain different methods and behaviors that have been added to the classifier to improve the performance of the classifier. Currently the initial Performance base Classifier with Bagging is proposed in the paper and it's been implemented and it shows an improvement in specificity and sensitivity.
We perceive the digital watermark detection as classification problem in image processing. We classify watermarked images as positive class whilst unwatermarked images as negative class. Support Vector Machine (SVM) is used as classifier of the watermarked and unwatermarked digital images. Two watermarking schemes i.e. Cox's spread spectrum (SS) and Single Value Decomposition (SVD) are used to embed watermark into digital images. These algorithms are selected based on their different level of robustness to Stirmark attacks. The payload of the watermark used for both algorithms is consistent at certain number of bits. SVM is trained with both the watermarked and unwatermarked images. Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) graphs are plotted to assess the statistical detection behavior of both the correlation detector and SVM classifier. We found that straight forward application of SVM leads to generalization problem. We suggest remedies to preprocess the training data in order to achieve substantially better performance from SVM classifier than those resulting from the straightforward application of SVM. Both watermarked and unwatermarked images are attacked under Stirmark and are then tested with the correlation detectors and SVM classifier. A comparison of the ROC of the correlation detectors and SVM classifier is performed to assess the accuracy of SVM classifier relative to correlation detectors. We found that SVM classifier has higher robustness to Stirmark attacks.