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|Title||Visapp 2009: Proceedings of The Fourth International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, Vol 2|
|Place of publication||Setubal|
|Publisher||Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication|
|Number of pages||6|
|Conference||4th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications|
|Period||5/02/09 → 8/02/09|
Breast tissue microarrays (TMAs) facilitate the study of very large numbers of breast tumours in a single histological section, but their scoring by pathologists is time consuming, typically highly quantised, and not without error. This paper compares the results of different classification and ordinal regression algorithms trained to predict the scores of immunostained breast TMA spots, based on spot features obtained in previous work by the authors. Despite certain theoretical advantages. Gaussian process ordinal regression failed to achieve any clear performance gain over classification using a multi-layer perceptron. The use of the entropy of the posterior probability distribution over class labels for avoiding uncertain decisions is demonstrated.