Comparative performance analysis of machine learning classifiers in detection of childhood pneumonia using chest radiographs


This work extends PneumoCAD, a Computer-Aided Diagnosis system for detecting pneumonia in infants using radiographic images, with the aim of improving the system’s accuracy and robustness. We implement and compare three contemporary machine learning classifiers, namely: Naive Bayes, K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN), and Support Vector Machines (SVM). Results of our experiments demonstrate that the SVM classifier produces the best overall results.

Procedia Computer Science
Fabrizzio Soares
Fabrizzio Soares
Associate Professor and CS Chair

Fabrizzio Soares is a professor of Computer Science, Information Systems and Software Engineering at INF/UFG. His research interests include Computer Vision, Human Computer Interaction, Machine Learning and Programming topics. He is the leader of the Pixellab group, which develops solutions for accesibilty, Precision Agriculture, and Interactive Systems.