Extracting tongue cracks using the wide line detector

Laura Li Liu, Dapeng Zhang

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This paper attempts to extract tongue cracks, one of pathological features in tongue diagnosis. A detection scheme is proposed to extract tongue cracks. This scheme is based on the wide line detector which extracts the whole of the line by employing an isotropic nonlinear filter. The wide line detector is improved based on the properties of tongue cracks. The proposed scheme has been tested on a total of 286 cracked tongue images and our experimental results demonstrate its effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Biometrics - First International Conference, ICMB 2008, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540774106, 9783540774105
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Event1st International Conference on Medical Biometrics, ICMB 2008 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 4 Jan 20085 Jan 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4901 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International Conference on Medical Biometrics, ICMB 2008
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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