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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 586928, 10 pages
Research Article

Nominated Texture Based Cervical Cancer Classification

1Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Rajaas Engineering College, Vadakkankulam 627116, India
2Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Infant Jesus College of Engineering, Thoothukudi 628851, India

Received 8 September 2014; Revised 18 December 2014; Accepted 19 December 2014

Academic Editor: Yu Xue

Copyright © 2015 Edwin Jayasingh Mariarputham and Allwin Stephen. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Accurate classification of Pap smear images becomes the challenging task in medical image processing. This can be improved in two ways. One way is by selecting suitable well defined specific features and the other is by selecting the best classifier. This paper presents a nominated texture based cervical cancer (NTCC) classification system which classifies the Pap smear images into any one of the seven classes. This can be achieved by extracting well defined texture features and selecting best classifier. Seven sets of texture features (24 features) are extracted which include relative size of nucleus and cytoplasm, dynamic range and first four moments of intensities of nucleus and cytoplasm, relative displacement of nucleus within the cytoplasm, gray level cooccurrence matrix, local binary pattern histogram, tamura features, and edge orientation histogram. Few types of support vector machine (SVM) and neural network (NN) classifiers are used for the classification. The performance of the NTCC algorithm is tested and compared to other algorithms on public image database of Herlev University Hospital, Denmark, with 917 Pap smear images. The output of SVM is found to be best for the most of the classes and better results for the remaining classes.