Improved Whale Optimization Algorithm with Deep Learning-Driven Retinal Fundus Image Grading and Retrieval
Received: 8 June 2023 | Revised: 22 June 2023 | Accepted: 29 June 2023 | Online: 13 October 2023
Corresponding author: Syed Ibrahim Syed Mahamood Shazuli
Several Deep Learning (DL) and medical image Machine Learning (ML) methods have been investigated for efficient data representations of medical images, such as image classification, Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR), and image segmentation. CBIR helps medical professionals make decisions by retrieving similar cases and images from electronic medical image databases. CBIR needs expressive data representations for similar image identification and knowledge discovery in massive medical image databases explored by distinct algorithmic methods. In this study, an Improved Whale Optimization Algorithm with Deep Learning-Driven Retinal Fundus Image Grading and Retrieval (IWOADL-RFIGR) approach was developed. The presented IWOADL-RFIGR method mainly focused on retrieving and classifying retinal fundus images. The proposed IWOADL-RFIGR method used the Bilateral Filtering (BF) method to preprocess the retinal images, a lightweight Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) based on scratch learning with Euclidean distance-based similarity measurement for image retrieval, and the Least Square Support Vector Machine (LS-SVM) model for image classification. Finally, the IWOA was used as a hyperparameter optimization technique to improve overall performance. The experimental validation of the IWOADL-RFIGR model on a benchmark dataset exhibited better performance than other models.
Keywords:retinal fundus images, image retrieval, image classification, deep learning, parameter tuning
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