JSEG Based Color Separation of Tongue Image in Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Yonggang Wang
  • Yue Zhou
  • Jie Yang
  • Yiqin Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3287)


The process of color separation of tongue image in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is decomposed into two steps: region partition and color classification. In the first step, a partition method based on JSEG is proposed to obtain homogenous regions in the tongue. In the second step, a priori template and some standard color patches are designed to assist the classification according to a priori knowledge from the TCM experts, where the nearest neighbour classifier is applied for color classification. The experimental results show that the proposed approach is greatly promising to computerized tongue diagnosis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yonggang Wang
    • 1
  • Yue Zhou
    • 1
  • Jie Yang
    • 1
  • Yiqin Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Image Processing & Pattern RecognitionShanghai Jiaotong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.School of Basic MedicineShanghai University of TCMShanghaiChina

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