Feature Analysis of Uterine Electrohystography Signal Using Dynamic Self-organised Multilayer Network Inspired by the Immune Algorithm

  • Haya Alaskar
  • Abir Jaafar Hussain
  • Fergus Hussain Paul
  • Dhiya Al-Jumeily
  • Hissam Tawfik
  • Hani Hamdan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8588)


Premature birth is a significant worldwide problem. There is little understanding why premature births occur or the factors that contribute to its onset. However, it is generally agreed that early detection will help to mitigate the effects preterm birth has on the child and in some cases stop its onset. Research in mathematical modelling and information technology is beginning to produce some interesting results and is a line of enquiry that is likely to prove useful in the early prediction of premature births. This paper proposes a new approach which is based on a neural network architecture called Dynamic Self-organised Multilayer Network Inspired by the Immune Algorithm to analyse uterine electrohystography signals. The signals are pre-processed and features are extracted using the neural network and evaluated using the Mean Squared Error, Mean absolute error, and Normalized Mean Squared Error to rank their ability to discriminate between term and preterm records.


Uterine EMG Signals Artificial Immune Systems Time Series Data Features extraction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haya Alaskar
    • 1
  • Abir Jaafar Hussain
    • 1
  • Fergus Hussain Paul
    • 1
  • Dhiya Al-Jumeily
    • 1
  • Hissam Tawfik
    • 2
  • Hani Hamdan
    • 3
  1. 1.Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Liverpool Hope UniversityUK
  3. 3.Department of Signal Processing & Electronic SystemsSupélecGif sur yvette CedexFrance

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