The DiaRetDB1 is a public database for evaluating and benchmarking diabetic retinopathy detection algorithms. The database contains digital images of eye fundus and expert annotated ground truth for several well-known diabetic fundus lesions (hard exudates, soft exudates, microaneurysms and hemorrhages). The original images and the raw ground truth are both available.
In addition to the data we also provide Matlab functionality (M-files) to read data (XML-files), fuse data of several experts and to evaluate detection methods.
This database is related toImageRet project and the ground truth was collected using our ImgAnnoTool image annotation tool (contact Lasse Lensu for more information). For a more detailed description, see our documentation, please.
The following authors have significantly contributed to the actual
work of establishing and collecting the data and implementing the
methods for the database:
Tomi Kauppi, Valentina Kalesnykiene, Iiris Sorri, Asta Raninen, Raija Voutilainen, Joni Kamarainen, Lasse Lensu and Hannu Uusitalo.
The DiaRetDB1 V2.1 is Copyright © 2009 by Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition Laboratory, Lappeenranta University of Technology. The database can be freely downloaded and used for non-profitable scientific purposes, but you are not allowed to redistribute or modify it. Proper citing of this resource is expected if the database is used in research or other reporting. The database is meant to be useful, but it is distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, and without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Inclusion of this database or even parts of it in a proprietary program is not allowed without a written permission from the owners of the copyright. If you wish to obtain such a permission, you should contact Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition Laboratory Lappeenranta University of Technology PO Box 20 FI-53851 Lappeenranta FINLAND If you find any errors or bugs, or have comments related to the database contents, please contact the authors.
The README.txt contains a short introduction to the contents of the database.
The base functionality for reading and showing images and ground truth is included as a separate package called ddb2, download and extract it. These functionalities you can use to establish training data for your methods and for evaluating your method. See ddb2_doc for www documentation. Most importantly, after downloading the both database and ddb2 functionality run ddb2_demo1.m in order to make sure that everything works on your system!
NOTE: Do not care about our "weird" naming, i.e. ddb2 directory should be considered as "ddb1_tools". This is due to our dodgy internal version control ;-)