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In IEEE/ACM transactions on computational biology and bioinformatics

Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) as a new pneumonia which is extremely infectious, the classification of this coronavirus is essential to effectively control the development of the epidemic. Pathological changes in the chest computed tomography (CT) scans are often used as one of the diagnostic criteria of COVID-19. Meanwhile, deep learning-based transfer learning is currently an effective strategy for computer-aided diagnosis (CAD). To further improve the performance of deep transfer learning model used for COVID-19 classification with CT images, in this article, we propose a hybrid model combined with a semi-supervised domain adaption model and extreme learning machine (ELM) classifier, and the application of a novel multikernel correntropy induced loss function in transfer learning is also presented. The proposed model is evaluated on open-source datasets. The experimental results are compared to some baseline models to verify the effectiveness, while adopting accuracy, precision, recall, F1 score and area under curve (AUC) as the evaluation metrics. Experimental results show that the proposed method improves the performance of original model and is more suitable for CT images analysis.

Li Jianyuan, Luo Xiong, Ma Huimin, Zhao Wenbing