Performance Comparison of Machine Learning-Based Classification of Skin Diseases from Skin Lesion Images

  • Shetu Rani Guha
  • S. M. Rafizul Haque
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 637)


Skin is one of the main parts of the human body. At the same time, skin will be easily infected and damaged by various kinds of skin diseases. Skin disease is a major health hazard across the globe. Nowadays, many people are suffering from skin diseases. It is tedious and time consuming for doctors to manually diagnose them. Recently, machine learning techniques have been successful in the detection and recognition of different types of objects in the images which have been applied to recognize various types of diseases from the medical images. Various machine learning techniques have been used to recognize and classify skin diseases from the images. Here, three machine learning techniques support vector machine (SVM), VGGNet and Inception-ResNet-v2 have been implemented to classify seven types of skin diseases from skin lesion images. Performance of these models has been evaluated and compared by using precision and recall values. Inception-ResNet-v2 has been found to be superior based on the classification performance among these three models.


Skin lesion VGG16 SVM Inception-ResNet-v2 



This research is funded by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Division of Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shetu Rani Guha
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  • S. M. Rafizul Haque
    • 1
  1. 1.KhulnaBangladesh

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