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Title: Computerized tongue diagnosis based on Bayesian networks
Authors: Pang, Bo
Zhang, David D.
Li, Naimin
Wang, Kuanquan
Subjects: Bayesian network
Computerized tongue diagnosis
TCM modernization
Issue Date: Oct-2004
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: IEEE Transactions on biomedical engineering, Oct. 2004, v. 51, no. 10, p.1803-1810.
Abstract: Tongue diagnosis is an important diagnostic method in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). However, due to its qualitative, subjective and experience-based nature, traditional tongue diagnosis has a very limited application in clinical medicine. Moreover, traditional tongue diagnosis is always concerned with the identification of syndromes rather than with the connection between tongue abnormal appearances and diseases. This is not well understood in Western medicine, thus greatly obstruct its wider use in the world. In this paper, we present a novel computerized tongue inspection method aiming to address these problems. First, two kinds of quantitative features, chromatic and textural measures, are extracted from tongue images by using popular digital image processing techniques. Then, Bayesian networks are employed to model the relationship between these quantitative features and diseases. The effectiveness of the method is tested on a group of 455 patients affected by 13 common diseases as well as other 70 healthy volunteers, and the diagnostic results predicted by the previously trained Bayesian network classifiers are reported.
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Type: Journal/Magazine Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/213
ISSN: 00189294
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