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In Biomedical signal processing and control

In this research, a novel snoring sound classification (SSC) method is presented by proposing a new feature generation function to yield a high classification rate. The proposed feature extractor is named as Local Dual Octal Pattern (LDOP). A novel LDOP based SSC method is presented to solve the low success rate problems for Munich-Passau Snore Sound Corpus (MPSSC) dataset. Multilevel discrete wavelet transform (DWT) decomposition and the LDOP based feature generation, informative features selection with ReliefF and iterative neighborhood component analysis (RFINCA), and classification using k nearest neighbors (kNN) are fundamental phases of the proposed SSC method. Seven leveled DWT transform, and LDOP are used together to generate low, medium, and high levels features. This feature generation network extracts 4096 features in total. RFINCA selects 95 the most discriminative and informative ones of these 4096 features. In the classification phase, kNN with leave one out cross-validation (LOOCV) is used. 95.53% classification accuracy and 94.65% unweighted average recall (UAR) have been achieved using this method. The proposed LDOP based SSC method reaches 22% better result than the best of the other state-of-the-art machine learning and deep learning-based methods. These results clearly denote the success of the proposed SSC method.

Tuncer Turker, Akbal Erhan, Dogan Sengul


Discrete wavelet transform, Local Dual Octal Pattern, ReliefF and iterative NCA, Snoring sound classification, Sound analysis