Efficient Soft-Constrained Clustering for Group-Based Labeling

Ryoma Bise, Kentaro Abe, Hideaki Hayashi, Kiyohito Tanaka, Seiichi Uchida

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We propose a soft-constrained clustering method for group-based labeling of medical images. Since the idea of group-based labeling is to attach the label to a group of samples at once, we need to have groups (i.e., clusters) with high purity. The proposed method is formulated to achieve high purity even for difficult clustering tasks such as medical image clustering, where image samples of the same class are often very distant in their feature space. In fact, those images degrade the performance of conventional constrained clustering methods. Experiments with an endoscopy image dataset demonstrated that our method outperformed various state-of-the-art methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2019 - 22nd International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsDinggang Shen, Pew-Thian Yap, Tianming Liu, Terry M. Peters, Ali Khan, Lawrence H. Staib, Caroline Essert, Sean Zhou
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030322533
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event22nd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2019 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: Oct 13 2019Oct 17 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11768 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference22nd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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