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RDsLINet: A Novel Lightweight Inception Network For Respiratory Disease Classification Using Lung Sounds
  • Arka Roy ,
  • Udit Satija
Arka Roy
Indian Institute of Technology Patna

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Udit Satija
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Objective: Respiratory diseases are the world’s third leading cause of mortality. Early detection is critical in dealing with respiratory diseases as it improves the effectiveness of intervention, including treatment and reducing the spread. The main aim of this paper is to propose a novel lightweight inception network to classify wide spectrum of respiratory diseases using lung sound signals. Methods: The proposed framework consists of three stages: (a) preprocessing, (b) melspectrogram extraction and conversion into a 3-channel image, lastly (c) classification of the melspectrogram images into different pathological classes using proposed lightweight inception network, namely RDsLINet. Results: Utilizing the proposed architecture, we have achieved high classification accuracy of 96%, 99.5%, 91.6% for seven class classification, six class classification and healthy vs. asthma classification. To the best of our knowledge this is the first work on seven class respiratory disease classification using lung sounds. Whereas, our proposed network outperforms all the existing published works for six class and binary classification. Conclusion: The suggested framework makes use of deep learning methods and offers a standardized evaluation with strong categorization capabilities. In order to distinguish between a wide range of respiratory diseases, our study is a pioneering one that focuses exclusively on lung sounds. Significance: The proposed framework can be translated to real time clinical application which will facilitate the prospect of automated respiratory health screening using lung sounds.