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Integrated CWT-CNN for Epilepsy Detection Using Multiclass EEG Dataset

Sidra Naseem1, Kashif Javed1, Muhammad Jawad Khan1, Saddaf Rubab2, Muhammad Attique Khan3, Yunyoung Nam4,*

1 Robotics and Machine Intelligence Engineering, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan
2 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan
3 Department of Computer Science, HITEC University Taxila, Taxila, Pakistan
4 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Soonchunhyang University, Asan, Korea

* Corresponding Author: Yunyoung Nam. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Recent Advances in Deep Learning for Medical Image Analysis)

Computers, Materials & Continua 2021, 69(1), 471-486.


Electroencephalography is a common clinical procedure to record brain signals generated by human activity. EEGs are useful in Brain controlled interfaces and other intelligent Neuroscience applications, but manual analysis of these brainwaves is complicated and time-consuming even for the experts of neuroscience. Various EEG analysis and classification techniques have been proposed to address this problem however, the conventional classification methods require identification and learning of specific EEG characteristics beforehand. Deep learning models can learn features from data without having in depth knowledge of data and prior feature identification. One of the great implementations of deep learning is Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) which has outperformed traditional neural networks in pattern recognition and image classification. Continuous Wavelet Transform (CWT) is an efficient signal analysis technique that presents the magnitude of EEG signals as time-related Frequency components. Existing deep learning architectures suffer from poor performance when classifying EEG signals in the Time-frequency domain. To improve classification accuracy, we propose an integrated CWT and CNN technique which classifies five types of EEG signals using. We compared the results of proposed integrated CWT and CNN method with existing deep learning models e.g., GoogleNet, VGG16, AlexNet. Furthermore, the accuracy and loss of the proposed integrated CWT and CNN method have been cross validated using Kfold cross validation. The average accuracy and loss of Kfold cross-validation for proposed integrated CWT and CNN method are, 76.12% and 56.02% respectively. This model produces results on a publicly available dataset: Epilepsy dataset by UCI (Machine Learning Repository).


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S. Naseem, K. Javed, M. Jawad Khan, S. Rubab, M. Attique Khan et al., "Integrated cwt-cnn for epilepsy detection using multiclass eeg dataset," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 69, no.1, pp. 471–486, 2021.


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