Feature extraction and classification of blood cells for an automated differential blood count system

ONGUN G., Halici U., Leblebicioglu K., Atalay V., Beksac M., Beksac S.

International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 01), Washington, Kiribati, 15 - 19 July 2001, pp.2461-2466 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ijcnn.2001.938753
  • City: Washington
  • Country: Kiribati
  • Page Numbers: pp.2461-2466
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The differential blood counter (DBC) system that we have developed is an attempt to automate the task performed manually by experts in routine. Feature extraction and classification are two important components of our automated system. In this paper, classification of blood cells using various approaches including neural network based classifiers and support vector machine are presented together with the features used in the classification.