Epileptic seizure detection using probability distribution based on equal frequency discretization.
ABSTRACT In this study, we offered a new feature extraction approach called probability distribution based on equal frequency discretization (EFD) to be used in the detection of epileptic seizure from electroencephalogram (EEG) signals. Here, after EEG signals were discretized by using EFD method, the probability densities of the signals were computed according to the number of data points in each interval. Two different probability density functions were defined by means of the polynomial curve fitting for the subjects without epileptic seizure and the subjects with epileptic seizure, and then when using the mean square error criterion for these two functions, the success of epileptic seizure detection was 96.72%. In addition, when the probability densities of EEG segments were used as the inputs of a multilayer perceptron neural network (MLPNN) model, the success of epileptic seizure detection was 99.23%. This results show that non-linear classifiers can easily detect the epileptic seizures from EEG signals by means of probability distribution based on EFD.
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ABSTRACT: This study proposes a new method, equal frequency in amplitude and equal width in time (EFiA-EWiT) discretization, to discriminate between congestive heart failure (CHF) and normal sinus rhythm (NSR) patterns in ECG signals. The ECG unit pattern concept was introduced to represent the standard RR interval, and our method extracted certain features from the unit patterns to classify by a primitive classifier. The proposed method was tested on two classification experiments by using ECG records in Physiobank databases and the results were compared to those from several previous studies. In the first experiment, an off-line classification was performed with unit patterns selected from long ECG segments. The method was also used to detect CHF by real-time ECG waveform analysis. In addition to demonstrating the success of the proposed method, the results showed that some unit patterns in a long ECG segment from a heart patient were more suggestive of disease than the others. These results indicate that the proposed approach merits additional research.Computers in biology and medicine 10/2013; 43(10):1556-62. · 1.27 Impact Factor