Incorporating contextual information in white blood cell identification

Xubo Song, Yaser Abu-Mostafa, Joseph Sill, Harvey Kasdan

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Abstract

In this paper we propose a technique to incorporate contextual information into object classification. In the real world there are cases where the identity of an object is ambiguous due to the noise in the measurements based on which the classification should be made. It is helpful to reduce the ambiguity by utilizing extra information referred to as context, which in our case is the identities of the accompanying objects. This technique is applied to white blood cell classification. Comparisons are made against "no context" approach, which demonstrates the superior classification performance achieved by using context. In our particular application, it significantly reduces false alarm rate and thus greatly reduces the cost due to expensive clinical tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems 10 - Proceedings of the 1997 Conference, NIPS 1997
PublisherNeural information processing systems foundation
Pages950-956
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0262100762, 9780262100762
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Event11th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, NIPS 1997 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Dec 1 1997Dec 6 1997

Publication series

NameAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems
ISSN (Print)1049-5258

Other

Other11th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, NIPS 1997
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period12/1/9712/6/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing

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    Song, X., Abu-Mostafa, Y., Sill, J., & Kasdan, H. (1998). Incorporating contextual information in white blood cell identification. In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 10 - Proceedings of the 1997 Conference, NIPS 1997 (pp. 950-956). (Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems). Neural information processing systems foundation.