15th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics & Bioengineering (BIBE), 2015.

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Abstract: Automated cell classification in Indirect Immunofluorescence (IIF) images has potential to be an important tool in clinical practice and research. This paper presents a framework for classification of Human Epithelial Type 2 cell IIF images using convolutional neural networks (CNNs). Previuos state-of-the-art methods show classification accuracy of 75.6% on a benchmark dataset. We conduct an exploration of different strategies for enhancing, augmenting and processing training data in a CNN framework for image classification. Our proposed strategy for training data and pre-training and fine tuning the CNN network led to a significant increase in the performance over other approaches that have been used until now. Specifically, our method achieves a 80.25% classification accuracy.

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