Electrocardiogram compression using artificial neural networks

W.A. Sandham, D.C. Thomson, D.J. Hamilton

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With increasing use of the electrocardiogram (EGG) as a diagnostic tool in cardiology, there exists a requirement for effective ECG compression techniques. This paper describes such a technique based on artificial neural networks (ANNs), and gives detailed results of pregrouping techniques used to improve the performance of an autoassociative compression network. The ANN algorithms used for grouping are a simple competitive learning network, fuzzy min-max clustering and fuzzy ART. The advantages of using principal components analysis (PCA) prior to grouping are discussed, and the results of this approach applied to a large real world data set are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 17th Annual Conference Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1995
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780780324756
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIEEE Annual Conference Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
ISSN (Print)1557-170X


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