Detection of Epilepsy Disease From EEG Signals With Artificial Neural Networks

Ozkan C., Dogan S., Kantar T., Aksahin M. F., Erdamar A.

24th Signal Processing and Communication Application Conference (SIU), Zonguldak, Turkey, 16 - 19 May 2016, pp.693-696 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2016.7495834
  • City: Zonguldak
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.693-696
  • Keywords: EEG, epilepsy, ANN, automatic detection
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


The diagnosis of the epilepsy diseases are made by physicians with analyzing the electroencephalography (EEG) records. The epilepsy diseases can be determined with observing the main properties of before and on-time seizure signals in time and frequency domain. Physicians are evaluating the results after some necessary scoring on EEG records. However, this evaluation is specialistic, time consuming processes and also may subjective results. At this point, to allow detection of epilepsy diseases, a decision support system can give more objective results to the physicians for diagnosing. The subject of the study is automatically diagnosing the epilepsy diseases on EEG signals. In the proposed study, analyses of EEG signals in time and frequency domain were done and features of diseases were obtained. As a result, using artificial neural network (ANN) and obtained features, a decision support system is realized to diagnose the epilepsy. The specificity and the sensitivity of the algorithm are 94% and 66% respectively.