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Breast cancer is one of the most mediated malignant diseases, because of its high incidence and prevalence, but principally due to its physical and psychological invasiveness. The study of this disease using computer science tools resorts often to the image segmen-tation operation. Image segmentation, although having been extensively studied, is still an(More)
The automatic detection and segmentation of the pectoral muscle in the medio-lateral oblique view of mammograms is essential for further analysis of breast anormalies. However, it is still a very difficult task since the sizes, shapes and intensity contrasts of pectoral muscles change greatly from image to image. In this paper, an algorithm based on the(More)
Automatic pectoral muscle removal on medio-lateral oblique view of mammogram is an essential step for many mammographic processing algorithms. However, the wide variability in the position of the muscle contour, together with the similarity between in muscle and breast tissues makes the detection a difficult task. In this paper, we propose a two step(More)
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-2 (VEGFR2) is the major mediator of the angiogenic effects of VEGF. In addition to its well known role as a membrane receptor that activates multiple signaling pathways, VEGFR2 also has a nuclear localization. However, what VEGFR2 does in the nucleus is still unknown. In the present report we show that, in(More)
Ordinal data classification (ODC) has a wide range of applications in areas where human evaluation plays an important role, ranging from psychology and medicine to information retrieval. In ODC the output variable has a natural order; however, there is not a precise notion of the distance between classes. The recently proposed method for ordinal data,(More)
BACKGROUND Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Baker's yeast) is found in diverse ecological niches and is characterized by high adaptive potential under challenging environments. In spite of recent advances on the study of yeast genome diversity, little is known about the underlying gene expression plasticity. In order to shed new light onto this biological(More)
In the predictive modeling tasks, a clear distinction is often made between learning problems that are supervised or unsupervised, the first involving only labeled data (training patterns with known category labels) while the latter involving only unlabeled data. There is a growing interest in a hybrid setting, called semi-supervised learning, in(More)
Deep Learning approaches have gathered a lot of attention lately. In this work, we study their application to the breast cancer field, in particular for mass detection in mammograms. Several experiments were made on a real mammogram benchmark dataset. Deep Learning approaches were compared to other classification methodologies. It was concluded that,(More)