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Paper   IPM / Cognitive Sciences / 12161
School of Cognitive Sciences
  Title:   Synthesis of multiple-type classification algorithms for robust heart rhythm type recognition: Neuro-svm-pnn learning machine with virtual QRS image-based geometrical features
1.  M.R. Homaeinezhad
2.  E. Tavakkoli
3.  S.A. Atyabi
4.  A. Ghaffari
5.  Reza Ebrahimpour
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Scientia Iranica
  Vol.:  18
  Year:  2011
  Pages:   423-431
  Supported by:  IPM
The paper addresses a new QRS complex, geometrical feature extraction technique, as well as its application in supervised electrocardiogram (ECG) heart-beat hybrid (fusion) classification. To this end, after detection and delineation of the major events of an ECG signal via an appropriate algorithm, each QRS region and also its corresponding Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) are supposed as virtual images, and each one is divided into eight polar sectors. Then, the curve length of each excerpted segment is calculated and used as an element of the feature space. To increase the robustness of the proposed classification algorithm versus noise, artifacts and arrhythmic outliers, a fusion structure consisting of four different classifiers, namely Support Vector Machine (SVM), Probabilistic Neural Network (PNN) and two Multi Layer Perceptron-Back Propagation (MLP-BP), with different topologies, were designed. To show the merit of the new proposed algorithm, it was applied to all MIT-BIH arrhythmia database records, and the discriminative power of the classifier in isolation of different beat types of each record was assessed. As a result, the average accuracy value, Acc = 98.18

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