Biomedical Images Classification by Universal Nearest Neighbours Classifier Using Posterior Probability
Universal Nearest Neighbours (unn) is a classifier recently proposed, which can also effectively estimates the posterior probability of each classification act. This algorithm, intrinsically binary, requires the use of a decomposition method to cope with multiclass problems, thus reducing their complexity in less complex binary subtasks. Then, a reconstruction rule provides the final classification. In this paper we show that the application of unn algorithm in conjunction with a reconstruction rule based on the posterior probabilities provides a classification scheme robust among different biomedical image datasets. To this aim, we compare unn performance with those achieved by Support Vector Machine with two different kernels and by a k Nearest Neighbours classifier, and applying two different reconstruction rules for each of the aforementioned classification paradigms. The results on one private and five public biomedical datasets show satisfactory performance.
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