Classifying Epilepsy Diseases Using Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithm

Kocer S., Canal M. R.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SYSTEMS, vol.35, no.4, pp.489-498, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10916-009-9385-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.489-498
  • Keywords: EEG, Multilayer perceptron (MLP), Genetic algorithm (GA), AUTOMATIC RECOGNITION, EEG, ALERTNESS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, FFT analysis is applied to the EEG signals of the normal and patient subjects and the obtained FFT coefficients are used as inputs in Artificial Neural Network (ANN). The differences shown by the non-stationary random signals such as EEG signals in cases of health and sickness (epilepsy) were evaluated and tried to be analyzed under computer-supported conditions by using artificial neural networks. Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP) architecture is used Levenberg-Marquardt (LM), Quickprop (QP), Delta-bar delta (DBD), Momentum and Conjugate gradient (CG) learning algorithms, and the best performance was tried to be attained by ensuring the optimization with the use of genetic algorithms of the weights, learning rates, neuron numbers of hidden layer in the training process. This study shows that the artificial neural network increases the classification performance using genetic algorithm.