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In Computers & electrical engineering : an international journal

In this work, we propose a deep learning framework for the classification of COVID-19 pneumonia infection from normal chest CT scans. In this regard, a 15-layered convolutional neural network architecture is developed which extracts deep features from the selected image samples - collected from the Radiopeadia. Deep features are collected from two different layers, global average pool and fully connected layers, which are later combined using the max-layer detail (MLD) approach. Subsequently, a Correntropy technique is embedded in the main design to select the most discriminant features from the pool of features. One-class kernel extreme learning machine classifier is utilized for the final classification to achieving an average accuracy of 95.1%, and the sensitivity, specificity & precision rate of 95.1%, 95%, & 94% respectively. To further verify our claims, detailed statistical analyses based on standard error mean (SEM) is also provided, which proves the effectiveness of our proposed prediction design.

Khan Muhammad Attique, Kadry Seifedine, Zhang Yu-Dong, Akram Tallha, Sharif Muhammad, Rehman Amjad, Saba Tanzila

2021-Mar

COVID19, Data Collection, Deep Learning, ELM Classifier, Features Fusion, Features Selection