Journal of Computer Science

A Deep Convolutional Neural Wavelet Network for Classification of Medical Images

Ramzi Ben Ali, Ridha Ejbali and Mourad Zaied

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2018.1488.1498

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 14, Issue 11

Pages 1488-1498


This work present a new solution for medical image classification using the Neural Network (NN) and Wavelet Network (WN) based on the Fast Wavelet Transform (FWT) and the Adaboost algorithm. This method is divided in two stages: The learning stage and the classification stage. The first consists to extract the features using the FWT based on the MultiResolution Analysis (MRA). These features are used to calculate the inputs of the hidden layer. Then, those inputs are filtered by using the Adaboost algorithm to select the best ones corresponding to each image. The second consist to create an AutoEncoder (AE) using the best-selected wavelets of all images. Then, after a series of Stacked AE, a pooling is applied for each hidden layer to get our Convolutional Deep Neural Wavelet Network (CDNWN) architecture for the classification phase. Our experiments were performed on two different datasets and the obtained classifications rates given by our approach show a clear improvement compared to those cited in this article.


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