Learning Robust Features using Deep Learning for Automatic Seizure Detection

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Pierre Thodoroff, Joelle Pineau, Andrew Lim ;
Proceedings of the 1st Machine Learning for Healthcare Conference, PMLR 56:178-190, 2016.

Abstract

We present and evaluate the capacity of a deep neural network to learn robust features from EEG to automatically detect seizures. This is a challenging problem because seizure manifestations on EEG are extremely variable both inter- and intra-patient. By simultaneously capturing spectral, temporal and spatial information our recurrent convolutional neural network learns a general spatially invariant representation of a seizure. The proposed approach exceeds significantly previous results obtained on cross-patient classifiers both in terms of sensitivity and false positive rate. Furthermore, our model proves to be robust to missing channel and variable electrode montage.

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