Characterising Epithelial Tissues Using Persistent Entropy

  • N. Atienza
  • L. M. Escudero
  • M. J. JimenezEmail author
  • M. Soriano-Trigueros
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11382)


In this paper, we apply persistent entropy, a novel topological statistic, for characterization of images of epithelial tissues. We have found out that persistent entropy is able to summarize topological and geometric information encoded by \(\alpha \)-complexes and persistent homology. After using some statistical tests, we can guarantee the existence of significant differences in the studied tissues.


Topological data analysis Persistent entropy Epithelial tissues 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Atienza
    • 1
  • L. M. Escudero
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. J. Jimenez
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Soriano-Trigueros
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento Matematica Aplicada IUniversidad de SevillaSevillaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Biología CelularUniversidad de SevillaSevillaSpain
  3. 3.Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla (IBiS), Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocio, CSICUniversidad de SevillaSevillaSpain

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