Excellence in Research and Innovation for Humanity
%0 Journal Article
%A Ramaswamy Palaniappan
%D 2008 
%J  International Journal of Medical, Health, Biomedical, Bioengineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 23, 2008
%T Improved Automated Classification of Alcoholics and Non-alcoholics
%U http://waset.org/publications/15785
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%X In this paper, several improvements are proposed to
previous work of automated classification of alcoholics and nonalcoholics.
In the previous paper, multiplayer-perceptron neural
network classifying energy of gamma band Visual Evoked Potential
(VEP) signals gave the best classification performance using 800
VEP signals from 10 alcoholics and 10 non-alcoholics. Here, the
dataset is extended to include 3560 VEP signals from 102 subjects:
62 alcoholics and 40 non-alcoholics. Three modifications are
introduced to improve the classification performance: i) increasing
the gamma band spectral range by increasing the pass-band width of
the used filter ii) the use of Multiple Signal Classification algorithm
to obtain the power of the dominant frequency in gamma band VEP
signals as features and iii) the use of the simple but effective knearest
neighbour classifier. To validate that these two modifications
do give improved performance, a 10-fold cross validation
classification (CVC) scheme is used. Repeat experiments of the
previously used methodology for the extended dataset are performed
here and improvement from 94.49% to 98.71% in maximum
averaged CVC accuracy is obtained using the modifications. This
latest results show that VEP based classification of alcoholics is
worth exploring further for system development.
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