Unsupervised online clustering and detection algorithms using crowdsourced data for malaria diagnosis
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Crowdsourced data in science might be severely error-prone due to the inexperience of annotators participating in the project. In this work, we present a procedure to detect specific structures in an image given tags provided by multiple annotators and collected through a crowdsourcing methodology. The procedure consists of two stages based on the Expectation–Maximization (EM) algorithm, one for clustering and the other one for detection, and it gracefully combines data coming from annotators with unknown reliability in an unsupervised manner. An online implementation of the approach is also presented that is well suited to crowdsourced streaming data. Comprehensive experimental results with real data from the MalariaSpot project are also included.
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CitationPagès-Zamora, A., Cabrera, M., Diaz, C. Unsupervised online clustering and detection algorithms using crowdsourced data for malaria diagnosis. "Pattern recognition", 1 Febrer 2019, vol. 86, p. 209-223.