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Revista Facultad de Ingeniería

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ORJUELA-CANON, Álvaro David  and  POSADA-QUINTERO, Hugo Fernando. Acoustic lung signals analysis based on Mel frequency cepstral coefficients and self-organizing maps. Rev. Fac. ing. [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.43, pp.73-82. ISSN 0121-1129.

This study analyzes acoustic lung signals with different abnormalities, using Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCC), Self-Organizing Maps (SOM), and K-means clustering algorithm. SOM models are known as artificial neural networks than can be trained in an unsupervised or supervised manner. Both approaches were used in this work to compare the utility of this tool in lung signals studies. Results showed that with a supervised training, the classification reached rates of 85% in accuracy. Unsupervised training was used for clustering tasks, and three clusters was the most adequate number for both supervised and unsupervised training. In general, SOM models can be used in lung signals as a strategy to diagnose systems, finding number of clusters in data, and making classifications for computer-aided decision making systems.

Keywords : acoustic lung signals; computer-aided decision making; self-organizing maps; mapas auto-organizados; señales acústicas de pulmón; sistemas de apoyo a decisión; mapas auto-organizados; sinais acústicos de pulmão; sistemas de apoio à decisão.

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