Cost sensitive adaptive random subspace ensemble for computer-aided nodule detection

Peng Cao, Dazhe Zhao, Osmar Zaiane
2013 Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems  
Many lung nodule computer-aided detection methods have been proposed to help radiologists in their decision making. Because high sensitivity is essential in the candidate identification stage, there are countless false positives produced by the initial suspect nodule generation process, giving more work to radiologists. The difficulty of false positive reduction lies in the variation of the appearances of the potential nodules, and the imbalance distribution between the amount of nodule and
more » ... t of nodule and non-nodule candidates in the dataset. To solve these challenges, we extend the random subspace method to a novel Cost Sensitive Adaptive Random Subspace ensemble (CSARS), so as to increase the diversity among the components and overcome imbalanced data classification. Experimental results show the effectiveness of the proposed method in terms of G-mean and AUC in comparison with commonly used methods.
doi:10.1109/cbms.2013.6627784 dblp:conf/cbms/CaoZZ13 fatcat:o5rlv3w5qffzfd6yhyzy4ag6qe