Below is the description for each of the terms:
MeasurementType: The type of data contained in the measurement, which can be one of three forms:
Category:Typically, this information is specified in one of two ways
Category(e.g., if the SpecificFeatureName is "Count", no
SpecificFeatureName:The specific feature recorded by a module (e.g., "Perimeter"). Usually the module recording the measurement assigns this name, but a few modules allow the user to type in the name of the feature (e.g., the CalculateMath module allows the user to name the arithmetic measurement).
Parameters:This specifier is to distinguish measurements obtained from the same objects but in different ways. For example, MeasureObjectIntensity can measure intensities for "Nuclei" in two different images. This specifier is used primarily for data obtained from an individual image channel specified by the Images module or a legacy Load module (e.g., "OrigBlue" and "OrigGreen") or a particular spatial scale (e.g., under the category "Texture" or "Neighbors"). Multiple parameters are separated by underscores.
Below are additional details specific to various modules:
As an example, consider a measurement specified as
MeasurementTypeis "Nuclei," the name given to the detected objects by the user.
Categoryis "Texture," indicating that the module MeasureTexture produced the measurements.
SpecificFeatureNameis "DifferenceVariance," which is one of the many texture measurements made by the MeasureTexture module.
Parameters, the first of which is "ER". "ER" is the user-provided name of the image in which this texture measurement was made.
Parameteris "3", which is the spatial scale at which this texture measurement was made.
See also the Available measurements heading under the main help for many of the modules, as well as ExportToSpreadsheet and ExportToDatabase modules.