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A Simple Feature Reduction Method for the Detection of Long Biological Signals

  • Max Chacón
  • Sergio Jara
  • Carlos Defilippi
  • Ana Maria Madrid
  • Claudia Defilippi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3773)

Abstract

Recent advances in digital processing of biological signals have made it possible to incorporate more extensive signals, generating a large number of features that must be analyzed to carry out the detection, and thereby acting against the performance of the detection methods. This paper introduces a simple feature reduction method based on correlation that allows the incorporation of very extensive signals to the new biological signal detection algorithms. To test the proposed technique, it was applied to the detection of Functional Dyspepsia (FD) from the EGG signal, which is one of the most extensive signals in clinical medicine. After applying the proposed reduction to the wavelet transform coefficients extracted from the EGG signal, a neuronal network was used as a classifier for the wavelet transform coefficients obtained from the EGG traces. The results of the classifier achieved 78.6% sensitivity, and 92.9% specificity for a universe of 56 patients studied.

Keywords

Hide Layer Discrete Wavelet Transformation Neuronal Network Wavelet Coefficient Functional Dyspepsia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Max Chacón
    • 1
  • Sergio Jara
    • 1
  • Carlos Defilippi
    • 2
  • Ana Maria Madrid
    • 2
  • Claudia Defilippi
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería InformáticaUniversidad de Santiago de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Hospital ClínicoUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile

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