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Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics
Miguel A. F. Sanjuan (editor), Albert C.J. Luo (editor)
Miguel A. F. Sanjuan (editor)

Department of Physics, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28933 Mostoles, Madrid, Spain


Albert C.J. Luo (editor)

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Southern Illinois University Ed-wardsville, IL 62026-1805, USA

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Survey on Micro-Raman Spectroscopy Data Analysis

Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics 3(2) (2014) 131--137 | DOI:10.5890/JAND.2014.06.003

Elsa Ferreira Gomes$^{1}$,$^{2}$; Cristina Castro Ribeiro$^{2}$,$^{3}$

$^{1}$ GECAD - Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Research Center

$^{2}$ ISEP-School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal

$^{3}$ INEB-Instituto de Engenharia Biom´edica, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

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The interest in the use of Raman spectroscopy in cancer diagnosis is due to its capability to unveil the evolution of the biochemical composition of tissue and cells throughout disease progression. Differences between Raman spectra of normal and malignant tissues and cells, both in vivo and in vitro, are being used as a method for the early detection of cancer. In this survey paper we review recently published works related to the analysis of data resulting from Raman spectroscopy. We structure our analysis according with the three steps of the process: data preprocessing, data reduction and data classification.


This work is supported by FEDER Funds through the “Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade – COMPETE” program and by National Funds through FCT “Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia” under the project: FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-PEst-OE/EEI/UI0760/2011.


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