Classfication of Malarial Parasite and its Life-Cycle-Stages in Blood Smear
A method to classify plasmodium of malaria disease along with its life stage is presented. The geometry and
texture features are used as plasmodium features for classification. The geometry features are area and perimeters. The
texture features are computed from GLCM matrices. The support vector machine (SVM) classifier is employed for
classifying the plasmodium and its life stage into 12 classes. Experiments were conducted using 600 images of blood
samples. The SVM with linear kernel gives the accuracy of 57% whereas SVM with RBF kernel yields an accuracy of
Index Terms- Malaria, geometry, texture, GLCM, SVM, RBF.