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Classification of Breast Cancer using Ensemble Filter Feature Selection with Triplet Attention Based Efficient Net Classifier

In medical imaging, the effective detection and classification of Breast Cancer (BC) is a current research important task because of the still existing difficulty to distinguish abnormalities from normal breast tissues due to their subtle appearance and ambiguous margins and distinguish abnormalities from the normal breast. Moreover, BC detection based on an automated detection model is needed, because manual diagnosis faces problems due to cost and shortage of skilled manpower, and also takes a very long time. Using deep learning and ensemble feature selection techniques, in this paper, a novel framework is introduced for classifying BC from histopathology images. The five primary steps of the suggested framework are as follows: 1) to make the largest original dataset and then deep learning model with data augmentation to improve the learning. 2) The best features are selected by an Ensemble Filter Feature selection Method (EFFM) which combines the best feature subsets to produce the final feature subsets. 3) Then the pruned Convolution Neural Network (CNN) model is utilized to extract the optimal features. 4) Finally, the classification is done through the Triplet Attention based Efficient Network (TAENet) classifier. The suggested model produces a 98% accuracy rate after being trained and tested on two different histopathology imaging datasets including images from four different data cohorts. Subsequently, the suggested strategy outperforms the conventional ones since the ensemble filter habitually acquires the best features, and experimental results demonstrate the importance of the proposed approach.

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