I want to search on images of skin diseases corpus. I need this dataset to index images in my search engine. Please suggest me how and from where i can get those images.

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Wikimedia Commons has a few images: Start from the top category here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Diseases_and_disorders_of_the_skin

An API is available here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/api.php

The files are quite heterogeneous. Some are drawings. I suspect they are not optimal, e.g., for training a machine learning classifier.

Besides the category system, the skin disease image files on Wikimedia Commons may also be identified with Wikidata through the Wikidata Query Service at https://query.wikidata.org, for instance, with the following SPARQL query:

SELECT ?disease ?diseaseLabel ?image WHERE {
  ?disease wdt:P279+ wd:Q949302 ; wdt:P18 ?image .
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "[AUTO_LANGUAGE],en". }

The result is available at this link: http://tinyurl.com/ya3ogyq7

However, this query only identifies 75 images.


ISIC (International Skin Imaging Collaboration) - but with a focus on melanoma


ISIC has developed and is expanding an open source public access archive (ISIC Archive) of skin images to test and validate the proposed standards. This archive serves as a public resource of images for teaching and for the development and testing of automated diagnostic systems.

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