Auto-correlation Based Feature Extraction Approach for EEG Alcoholism Identification

Muhammad Tariq Sadiq, Siuly Siuly, Ateeq Ur Rehman, Hua Wang

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Alcoholism severely affects brain functions. Most doctors and researchers utilized Electroencephalogram (EEG) signals to measure and record brain activities. The recorded EEG signals have non-linear and nonstationary attributes with very low amplitude. Consequently, it is very difficult and time-consuming for humans to interpret such signals. Therefore, with the significance of computerized approaches, the identification of normal and alcohol EEG signals has become very useful in the medical field. In the present work, a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system is recommended for characterization of normal vs alcoholic EEG signals with following tasks. First, dataset is segmented into several EEG signals. Second, the autocorrelation of each signal is computed to enhance the strength of EEG signals. Third, coefficients of autocorrelation with several lags are considered as features and verified statistically. At last, significant features are tested on twenty machine learning classifiers available in the WEKA platform by employing a 10-fold cross-validation strategy for the classification of normal vs alcoholic signals. The obtained results are effective and support the usefulness of autocorrelation coefficients as features.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Information Science - 10th International Conference, HIS 2021, Proceedings
EditorsSiuly Siuly, Hua Wang, Lu Chen, Yanhui Guo, Chunxiao Xing
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030908843
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2021
Event10th International Conference on Health Information Science, HIS 2021 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 25 Oct 202128 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13079 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference10th International Conference on Health Information Science, HIS 2021


  • Alcoholism
  • Autocorrelation
  • Classification
  • Computer-aided diagnosis
  • Electroencephalography


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