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Combined feature extraction method for classification of EEG signals

Research paper by Yong Zhang, Xiaomin Ji, Bo Liu, Dan Huang, Fuding Xie, Yuting Zhang

Indexed on: 01 Mar '16Published on: 01 Mar '16Published in: Neural computing & applications



Abstract

Classification of electroencephalogram (EEG) signals is an important task in brain–computer interfaces applications. This paper combines autoregressive (AR) model and sample entropy and presents a combination strategy of feature extraction. Each feature vector obtained from the combination strategy contains two parts: AR coefficients and sample entropy values. In the classification phase, this paper employs support vector machine (SVM) with RBF kernel as the classifier. The proposed method is used in the five mental task experiments. Experimental results show that the SVM classifier performs very well in classifying EEG signals using the combination strategy of feature extraction. It obtains a better accuracy in comparison with AR-based method. The results also indicate that the combination strategy of AR model and sample entropy can effectively improve the classification performance of EEG signals.