Breast cancer histological image classification with multiple features and random subspace classifier ensemble

Yungang Zhang, Bailing Zhang, Wenjin Lu

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Histological image is important for diagnosis of breast cancer. In this paper, we present a novel automatic breast cancer classification scheme based on histological images. The image features are extracted using the Curvelet Transform, statistics of Gray Level Cooccurrence Matrix (GLCM) and the Completed Local Binary Patterns (CLBP), respectively. The three different features are combined together and used for classification. A classifier ensemble approach, called Random Subspace Ensemble (RSE), are used to select and aggregate a set of base neural network classifiers for classification. The proposed multiple features and random subspace ensemble offer the classification rate 95.22% on a publically available breast cancer image dataset, which compares favorably with the previously published result 93.4%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge-Based Systems in Biomedicine and Computational Life Science
EditorsTuan D. Pham, Lakhmi C. Jain, Lakhmi C. Jain
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1860-949X


  • Breast cancer classification
  • Curvelet transform
  • Histological images
  • Multilayer perceptron
  • Random subspace ensemble
  • Texture features

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