Extraction Method of Geometry Information for Effective Analysis in Tongue Diagnosis

설진 유효 분석을 위한 혀의 기하정보 추출 방법

  • 은성종 (경원대학교 전자계산학과) ;
  • 김재승 (경원대학교 전자계산학과) ;
  • 김근호 (한국한의학연구원 체질생물학의공학연구센터) ;
  • 황보택근 (경원대학교 인터랙티브미디어학과)
  • Received : 2011.11.01
  • Accepted : 2011.11.28
  • Published : 2011.12.28


In Oriental medicine, the status of a tongue is the important indicator to diagnose the condition of internal organs in a body. A tongue diagnosis is not only convenient but also non-invasive, and therefore widely used in Oriental medicine. But tongue diagnosis has some problems that should be objective and standardized, it also exhaust the diagnosis tool that can help for oriental medicine doctor's decision-making. In this paper, to solve the this problem we propose a method that calculates the tongue geometry information for effective tongue diagnosis analysis. Our method is to extract the tongue region for using improved snake algorithm, and calculates the geometry information by using convex hull and In-painting. In experiment, our method has stable performance as 7.2% by tooth plate and 8.5% by crack in region difference ratio.


Tongue Diagnosis System;Geometry Information;Tongue Extraction;Tooth Plate;Crack


Supported by : 한국한의학연구원, 정보통신산업진흥원


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