Artificial Intelligent Systems are increasingly used to support early diagnosis of multiple relevant diseases. The spread of these systems is boosted by the application of machine learning techniques on datasets (also in the form of videos and images) obtained from different information sources. A key role is played by artificial vision systems that are in charge of reasoning on data acquired from different devices, including smartphones. The facility to disseminate and share information let to the globalization of medical protocols previously used just in some world's areas. This is the case of tongue inspection, widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to perform a diagnosis, which allows physicians to obtain useful indications on the state of internal organs by observing the color and the consistency of patient's tongue. The current interest in tongue's image analysis is also motivated by the possibility of performing a first self-analysis on a possible disease suggesting further medical investigation. The paper is a non-exhaustive overview of the features most frequently used in artificial vision systems contextualized to tongue analysis. It highlights shortcomings in some of the existing studies and provides insights for future research. Our work aims to provide a unifying view that can support the researchers working on Tongue Colored Image Analysis.

On discovering relevant features for tongue colored image analysis

Vocaturo E.;Zumpano E.;Veltri P.
2019

Abstract

Artificial Intelligent Systems are increasingly used to support early diagnosis of multiple relevant diseases. The spread of these systems is boosted by the application of machine learning techniques on datasets (also in the form of videos and images) obtained from different information sources. A key role is played by artificial vision systems that are in charge of reasoning on data acquired from different devices, including smartphones. The facility to disseminate and share information let to the globalization of medical protocols previously used just in some world's areas. This is the case of tongue inspection, widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to perform a diagnosis, which allows physicians to obtain useful indications on the state of internal organs by observing the color and the consistency of patient's tongue. The current interest in tongue's image analysis is also motivated by the possibility of performing a first self-analysis on a possible disease suggesting further medical investigation. The paper is a non-exhaustive overview of the features most frequently used in artificial vision systems contextualized to tongue analysis. It highlights shortcomings in some of the existing studies and provides insights for future research. Our work aims to provide a unifying view that can support the researchers working on Tongue Colored Image Analysis.
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Features Descriptor; Machine Learning; Tongue Image Classification
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Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11770/303263
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