Table 1

Comparison of existing pattern recognition based bioimage classification tools with BIOCAT (as the writing of the paper)
Graphic user interface 3D image Classifier Extensible algorithm plugin ROI Automatic comparison among algorithms Required commercial software Platform
Wndchrm [21] No No Nearest Neighbor No No No None Linux, MacOS, Windows
CellProfiler [9] Yes No Boosting No Yes No Matlab or None Linux, MacOS, Windows
ImageJ/Fiji (http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/ webcite) Yes Yes No Yes Yes No None All
PSLID/SLIC (http://lanec1web1.compbio.cs.cmu.edu/release/ webcite) No Yes BPNet, SVM No Yes No Matlab Linux
Ilastik [22] Yes Yes Random Forest No Yes No None Linux, MacOS, Windows
BIOCAT (http://faculty.cs.niu.edu/~zhou/tool/biocat/ webcite) Yes Yes Multiple Choices Yes Yes Yes None All

Zhou et al.

Zhou et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14:291   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-14-291

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