Secondary Pulmonary Tuberculosis Recognition by 4-Direction Varying-Distance GLCM and Fuzzy SVM

Yu Dong Zhang, Wei Wang, Xin Zhang*, Shui Hua Wang*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Our study investigates the recognition of secondary pulmonary (SPTB). A novel F3 model is proposed. The first F means using a four-direction varying-distance gray-level co-occurrence matrix (FDVDGLCM) to analyze the chest CT images; the second F means a five-property feature set (FPFS) from the FDVDGLCM results; the third F means fuzzy support vector machine (FSVM). Besides, a slight adaption of multiple-way data augmentation is used to boost the training set. The 10 runs of 10-fold cross-validation demonstrate that this F3 model achieves a sensitivity of 93.68% ± 1.75%, a specificity of 94.17% ± 1.68%, a precision of 94.17% ± 1.55%, an accuracy of 93.92% ± 1.05%, an F1 score of 93.91% ± 1.07%, an MCC of 87.88% ± 2.09%, and an FMI of 93.92% ± 1.06%. The AUC is 0.9624. The FSVM can give better performance than ordinary SVM. The proposed F3 model is superior to six state-of-the-art SPTB recognition models.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMobile Networks and Applications
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Data augmentation
  • Fuzzy membership function
  • Fuzzy support vector machine
  • Gray-level co-occurrence matrix
  • Secondary pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Support vector machine
  • Varying-distance


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