Tongue color visualization for local pixel

Bo Huang, Dapeng Zhang, Hongzhi Zhang, Yanlai Li, Naimin Li

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Tongue diagnosis is a unique and important diagnostic method in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is used to observe abnormal changes in the tongue color for identifying syndrome patterns. However, due to its qualitative, subjective and experience-based nature, it is hard to represent and visualize tongue color in computerized tongue diagnosis. This will undoubtedly limit the application of tongue color analysis in clinical practice. In this paper, we proposed a visualization system for local pixel separation to recognize this intrinsic pathological trait: tongue color. This system captures a digital image, extracts a contour of the tongue and constructs a lookup table. Finally, this lookup table is employed to construct some figures of different classes for the representation and visualization tongue color. The experimental results can draw a conclusion: Tongue color is a kind of pixel distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 3rd International Conference on Advanced Computer Control, ICACC 2011
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2011
Event3rd IEEE International Conference on Advanced Computer Control, ICACC 2011 - Harbin, China
Duration: 18 Jan 201120 Jan 2011


Conference3rd IEEE International Conference on Advanced Computer Control, ICACC 2011


  • Computerized tongue diagnosis
  • local pixel separation.
  • lookup table
  • tongue color visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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