A mixture of experts network structure for EEG signals classification

Guler İ. , Ubeyli E. D. , Guler N. F.

27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society, Shanghai, Çin, 31 Ağustos - 03 Eylül 2005, ss.2707-2710 identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
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  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/iembs.2005.1617029
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Shanghai
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Çin
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2707-2710


This paper illustrates the use of mixture of experts (ME) network structure to guide model selection for classification of electroencephalogram (EEG) signals. Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm was used for training the ME so that the learning process is decoupled in a manner that fits well with the modular structure. The EEG signals were decomposed into time-frequency representations using discrete wavelet transform and statistical features were calculated to depict their distribution. The ME network structure was implemented for classification of the EEG signals using the statistical features as inputs. Three types of EEG signals (EEG signals recorded from healthy volunteers with eyes open, epilepsy patients in the epileptogenic zone during a seizure-free interval, and epilepsy patients during epileptic seizures) were classified with the accuracy of 93.17% by the ME network structure. The ME network structure achieved accuracy rates which were higher than that of the stand-alone neural network models.