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Feature extraction from the EEG for a Brain-Computer Interface using Genetic Matching pursuit Algorithm with Gabor Dictionary

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Herman, P, Prasad, G and McGinnity, TM (2004) Feature extraction from the EEG for a Brain-Computer Interface using Genetic Matching pursuit Algorithm with Gabor Dictionary. In: IEEE SMC UK-RI chapter Conference, Derry. IEEE. 6 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

The electroencephalogram (EEG) isconsidered to be one of the most scientifically exploitedsignals recorded from a human's organism. The difficultyencountered in the processing of the EEG signal stemsfrom its highly non-stationary and complex nature. Itappears that time-frequency (t-f) analysis of theelectroencephalogram is one of the most popularapproaches to the extraction of knowledge about braindynamics. This paper presents the Matching Pursuit (MP)method used for obtaining t-f features from braincomputerinterface (BCl) data, in this case the EEGsignals recorded from a subject performing imaginationof left and right hand movement. The emphasis in thepaper is put on an effective realization of MP with Gabordictionary due to its intensive computational load.Genetic Algorithms (GAs) have been utilized to optimizethe performance of the t-f method under consideration,which has resulted in the implementation of a GeneticMatching Pursuit Algorithm (GMPA). The BCI data areclassified using linear discriminant analysis (LDA) basedon the set of features extracted with the help of theGMPA. The applicability of the technique to a BCI systemis verified on the basis of the classification accuracy (CA)rate.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
ID Code:8220
Deposited By:Professor Girijesh Prasad
Deposited On:16 May 2011 11:29
Last Modified:20 May 2011 15:39

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