Gaussian ERP kernel classifier for pulse waveforms classification

Dongyu Zhang, Wangmeng Zuo, Dapeng Zhang, Yanlai Li, Naimin Li

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While advances in sensor and signal processing techniques have provided effective tools for quantitative research on traditional Chinese pulse diagnosis (TCPD), the automatic classification of pulse waveforms is remained a difficult problem. To address this issue, this paper proposed a novel edit distance with real penalty (ERP)-based k-nearest neighbors (KNN) classifier by referring to recent progresses in time series matching and KNN classifier. Taking advantage of the metric property of ERP, we first develop a Gaussian ERP kernel, and then embed it into kernel difference-weighted KNN classifier. The proposed Gaussian ERP kernel classifier is evaluated on a dataset which includes 2470 pulse waveforms. Experimental results show that the proposed classifier is much more accurate than several other pulse waveform classification approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2010
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2010
Event2010 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 23 Aug 201026 Aug 2010


Conference2010 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2010


  • Edit distance with real penalty
  • K-nearest neighbors
  • Kernel method
  • Pulse diagnosis
  • Pulse waveform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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