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Automatic Detection of Melanoma Skin Cancer using Texture Analysis

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 42 - Number 20
Year of Publication: 2012
Mai S.Mabrouk
Mariam A. Sheha
Amr Sharawy

Mai S.mabrouk, Mariam A.sheha and Amr Sharawy. Article: Automatic Detection of Melanoma Skin Cancer using Texture Analysis. International Journal of Computer Applications 42(20):22-26, March 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Mai S.mabrouk and Mariam A.sheha and Amr Sharawy},
	title = {Article: Automatic Detection of Melanoma Skin Cancer using Texture Analysis},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {42},
	number = {20},
	pages = {22-26},
	month = {March},
	note = {Full text available}


Melanoma is considered the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Early and accurate diagnosis depends mainly on important issues, accuracy of feature extracted and efficiency of classifier method. This paper presents an automated method for melanoma diagnosis applied on a set of dermoscopy images. Features extracted are based on gray level Co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) and Using Multilayer perceptron classifier (MLP) to classify between Melanocytic Nevi and Malignant melanoma. MLP classifier was proposed with two different techniques in training and testing process: Automatic MLP and Traditional MLP. Results indicated that texture analysis is a useful method for discrimination of melanocytic skin tumors with high accuracy. The first technique, Automatic iteration counter is faster but the second one, Default iteration counter gives a better accuracy, which is 100 % for the training set and 92 % for the test set.


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