DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.4.1189

A Classification Method for Epileptic Electroencephalogram Based on Wavelet Multi-scale Analysis and Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm

Yiming Tian, Wei Chen, Xitai Wang


The automatic classification of epileptic electroencephalogram (EEG) is important for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. In this paper, an epileptic EEG classification method based on wavelet multi-scale analysis and particle swarm optimization is proposed. Firstly, the multi-scale is carried out to the original EEG to extract its sub-bands of different frequency. Secondly, the Hurst exponent and the sample entropy are used to extract the EEG signals and its sub-bands. Finally, the particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm is used to optimize the parameters of the extreme learning machine (ELM), and the obtained eigenvector is put to PSO-ELM to realize the purpose of classification of epileptic EEG. The proposed method in this paper achieved 99.7% classification accuracy for the discrimination between epileptic ictal and interictal EEG, which is superior to those methods in other studies.


Epileptic electroencephalogram; Particle swarm optimization; Wavelet multi-scale analysis; Extreme learning machine; Classification

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Supporting Agencies

This work was supported by National Key Technology Research and Development Program (2015BAI06B00).

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