Feature Extraction Analysis for Emotion Recognition from ICEEMD of Multimodal Physiological Signals

  • J. F. Gómez-LaraEmail author
  • O. A. Ordóñez-Bolaños
  • M. A. Becerra
  • A. E. Castro-Ospina
  • C. Mejía-Arboleda
  • C. Duque-Mejía
  • J. Rodriguez
  • Javier Revelo-Fuelagán
  • Diego H. Peluffo-Ordóñez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11431)


The emotions identification is a very complex task due to depending on multiple variables individually and as a group. They are evaluated by different criteria such as arousal, valence, and dominance mainly. Several investigations have been focused on building prediction systems. Nevertheless, this is still an open research field. The main objective of this paper is the analysis of the Improved Complementary Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition (ICEEMD) for feature extraction from physiological signals for emotions prediction. Physiological signals and metadata of the DEAP database were used. First, the signals were preprocessed, then three decompositions were carried out using ICEEMD, Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT), and Maximal overlap DWT. Feature extraction was carried out using Hermite coefficients, and multiple statistic measures from IMFs, coefficients DWT, and MODWT, and signals. Then, Relief F selection algorithms were applied to reducing the dimensionality of the feature space. Finally, Linear Discriminant Classifier (LDC) and K-NN cascade, and Random Forest classifiers were tested. The different decomposition techniques were compared, and the relevant signals and measures were established. The results demonstrated the capability of ICEEMD decomposition for emotions analysis from physiological signals.


Emotion recognition Improved complementary ensemble empirical mode decomposition Multimodal Physiological signals Signal processing 



The authors acknowledge to the research project “Desarrollo de una metodología de visualización interactiva y eficaz de información en Big Data” supported by Agreement No. 180 November 1st, 2016 by VIPRI from Universidad de Nariño.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Gómez-Lara
    • 1
    Email author
  • O. A. Ordóñez-Bolaños
    • 1
  • M. A. Becerra
    • 2
  • A. E. Castro-Ospina
    • 3
  • C. Mejía-Arboleda
    • 3
  • C. Duque-Mejía
    • 3
  • J. Rodriguez
    • 4
  • Javier Revelo-Fuelagán
    • 1
  • Diego H. Peluffo-Ordóñez
    • 5
  1. 1.Universidad de NariñoSan Juan de PastoColombia
  2. 2.Institución Universitaria Pascual BravoMedellínColombia
  3. 3.Instituto Tecnológico MetropolitanoMedellínColombia
  4. 4.Universidad AutónomaManizalesColombia
  5. 5.SDAS Research GroupYachay TechUrcuquíEcuador

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