A Novel Graph Regularized Sparse Linear Discriminant Analysis Model for EEG Emotion Recognition

  • Yang Li
  • Wenming ZhengEmail author
  • Zhen CuiEmail author
  • Xiaoyan Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9950)


In this paper, a novel regression model, called graph regularized sparse linear discriminant analysis (GraphSLDA), is proposed to deal with EEG emotion recognition problem. GraphSLDA extends the conventional linear discriminant analysis (LDA) method by imposing a graph regularization and a sparse regularization on the transform matrix of LDA, such that it is able to simultaneously cope with sparse transform matrix learning while preserve the intrinsic manifold of the data samples. To cope with the EEG emotion recognition, we extract a set of frequency based EEG features to training the GraphSLDA model and also use it as EEG emotion classifier for testing EEG signals, in which we divide the raw EEG signals into five frequency bands, i.e., \(\delta \), \(\theta \), \(\alpha \), \(\beta \), and \(\gamma \). To evaluate the proposed GraphSLDA model, we conduct experiments on the SEED database. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm GraphSLDA is superior to the classic baselines.


EEG Emotion recognition Sparse LDA 



This work was supported by the National Basic Research Program of China under Grant 2015CB351704, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Grants 61231002 and 61572009, the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province under Grant BK20130020.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Child Development and Learning Science of Ministry of Education, Research Center for Learning ScienceSoutheast UniversityNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Information Science and EngineeringSoutheast UniversityNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of Electronic and Information EngineeringNanjing University of Information Science and Engineering TechnologyNanjingPeople’s Republic of China

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