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A Novel Melspectrogram Snippet Representation Learning Framework For Severity Detection of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases
  • Arka Roy ,
  • Udit Satija
Arka Roy
Indian Institute of Technology Patna

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major public health concern across the world. Since it is an incurable disease, early detection and accurate diagnosis are very crucial for preventing the progression of the disease. Lung sounds provide reliable and accurate prognoses for identifying respiratory diseases. Recently, Altan et al. recorded 12-channel real-time lung sound dataset, namely RespiratoryDatabase@TR, for five different severity levels of COPD at Antakya State Hospital Turkey, and proposed deep learning frameworks for two-class COPD classification and five-class classification using a deep belief network (DBN) classifier and extreme learning machine (ELM) classifier respectively. A classification accuracy of 95.84% and 94.31% were achieved for two-class and five-class respectively. In this paper, we have proposed a melspectrogram snippet representation learning framework for both two-class and five-class COPD classification. The proposed framework consists of the following stages: preprocessing, melspectrogram snippet representation generation from lung sound and fine tuning of a pretrained YAMNet. Experimental analysis on the RespiratoryDatabase@TR dataset demonstrates that the proposed framework achieves accuracies of 99.25% and 96.14% for binary and multi-class COPD severity classification respectively, which is superior to the only existing methods proposed by Altan et al. for severity analysis of COPD using lung sounds.
2023Published in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement volume 72 on pages 1-11. 10.1109/TIM.2023.3256468