A content based pattern analysis system for a biological specimen collection

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Abstract

Over the years many research collections of biological specimen have been developed for research in biological sciences. Number of specimens in some of these collections can be as high as several millions. There is a move to convert these physical specimens into digital images. This research is motivated by the need to develop techniques to mine useful information from these large collections of specimen images. Specific focus of this research is on the collection of parasites in the Harold W. Manter Laboratory (HWML) Parasite Collection, one of the top four parasite collections in the world. These parasites closely resemble in shape and have flexible bodies with rigid extremities. They have only a few specific structural differences. In this paper we present a technique to retrieve specimens based on shape of a given sample. This form of mining based on the shape of the specimen has the potential to discover linkages between specimens not otherwise known.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICDM Workshops 2007 - Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops
Pages107-112
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event17th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, ICDM Workshops 2007 - Omaha, NE, United States
Duration: Oct 28 2007Oct 31 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM
ISSN (Print)1550-4786

Conference

Conference17th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, ICDM Workshops 2007
CountryUnited States
CityOmaha, NE
Period10/28/0710/31/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Mallik, J., Samal, A., & Gardner, S. L. (2007). A content based pattern analysis system for a biological specimen collection. In ICDM Workshops 2007 - Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops (pp. 107-112). [4476654] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDMW.2007.69