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Pap Smear Images Classification for Early Detection of Cervical Cancer

by Ayubu Hassan Mbaga, Pei Zhijun
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 118 - Number 7
Year of Publication: 2015
Authors: Ayubu Hassan Mbaga, Pei Zhijun

Ayubu Hassan Mbaga, Pei Zhijun . Pap Smear Images Classification for Early Detection of Cervical Cancer. International Journal of Computer Applications. 118, 7 ( May 2015), 10-16. DOI=10.5120/20756-3159

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author = { Ayubu Hassan Mbaga, Pei Zhijun },
title = { Pap Smear Images Classification for Early Detection of Cervical Cancer },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { May 2015 },
volume = { 118 },
number = { 7 },
month = { May },
year = { 2015 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 10-16 },
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publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
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In this presents the analyses of the Pap smear cervical cell images for cervical screening and detection. Initially preprocessed the cell images to remove unwanted noises, Followed by extraction of the cell from the background to obtain the cytoplasm and nucleus of the cell which is the region of interest. It is the only parts of the cell which can be used to differentiate normal cell from abnormal one. 20 salient features were extracted for training of support vector machine. SVM-RFE is used for features selection; the RFE algorithm removes unimportant features based on backward sequential selection by iteratively deleting one feature at a time, resulting in suboptimal combination of r(r

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Computer Science
Information Sciences


Pap smear cervical cancer Radial basis function Polynomial kernel Support Vector Machine SVM-RFE