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Nonlinear Filtering of Electron Micrographs by Means of Support Vector Regression
Citation key Vollgraf2004
Author Vollgraf, R. and Scholz, M. and Meinertzhagen, I. and Obermayer, K.
Title of Book Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 16
Pages 717 – 724
Year 2004
Publisher MIT Press
Abstract Nonlinear filtering can solve very complex problems, but typically involve very time consuming calculations. Here we show that for filters that are constructed as a RBF network with Gaussian basis functions, a decomposition into linear filters exists, which can be computed efficiently in the frequency domain, yielding dramatic improvement in speed. We present an application of this idea to image processing. In electron micrograph images of photoreceptor terminals of the fruit fly, Drosophila, synaptic vesicles containing neurotransmitter should be detected and labeled automatically. We use hand labels, provided by human experts, to learn a RBF filter using Support Vector Regression with Gaussian kernels. We will show that the resulting nonlinear filter solves the task to a degree of accuracy, which is close to what can be achieved by human experts. This allows the very time consuming task of data evaluation to be done efficiently.
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