Yasemin P. Kahya

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The aim of this study is the classification of wheeze and non-wheeze epochs within respiratory sound signals acquired from patients with asthma and COPD. Since a wheeze signal, having a sinusoidal waveform, has a different behavior in time and frequency domains from that of a non-wheeze signal, the features selected for classification are kurtosis, Renyi(More)
A method is proposed for the detection of transients in biological signals. The method is based on enhancing the transient-to-background ratio by a series of operations such as background whitening, wavelet-based multiresolution decomposition and application of Teager's energy operator. The transients are extracted by judiciously thresholding this processed(More)
Respiratory sounds of pathological and healthy subjects were analyzed via autoregressive (AR) models with a view to construct a diagnostic aid based on auscultation. Using the AR vectors, two reference libraries, pathological and healthy, were built. Two classifiers, k-nearest neighbour (k-NN) classifier and a quadratic classifier, were designed and(More)
  • I Sen, Y P Kahya
  • Conference proceedings : ... Annual International…
  • 2005
In this study, a multi-channel analog data acquisition and processing device with the additional feature of detecting adventitious sounds has been designed and implemented. The overall system consists of fourteen microphones attached on the backside, an airflow measuring unit, a fifteen-channel amplifier and filter unit connected to a personal computer (PC)(More)
The objective of this study is to probe the existence of a third crackle type, medium, besides the traditionally accepted types, namely, fine and coarse crackles and, furthermore, to explore the representative parameter values for each crackle type. A set of clustering experiments have been conducted on pulmonary crackles to this end. A model-based(More)
In this study, different feature sets are used in conjunction with (k-nearest neighbors) k-NN and artificial neural network (ANN) classifiers to address the classification problem of respiratory sound signals. A comparison is made between the performances of k-NN and ANN classifiers with different feature sets derived from respiratory sound data acquired(More)
We propose a method to do constrained parameter estimation and inference from neuroimaging data using general linear model (GLM). Constrained approach precludes unrealistic hemodynamic response function (HRF) estimates to appear at the outcome of the GLM analysis. The permissible ranges of waveform parameters were determined from the study of a repertoire(More)
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is an emerging technique for monitoring the concentration changes of oxy- and deoxy-hemoglobin (oxy-Hb and deoxy-Hb) in the brain. An important consideration in fNIRS-based neuroimaging modality is to conduct group-level analysis from a set of time series measured from a group of subjects. We investigate the(More)
In this study, wavelet networks are used to model pulmonary crackles with a view to extract features for the classification analysis of crackles obtained from subjects with a wide spectrum of pulmonary disorders. Crackles are very common adventitious sounds which are transient in character and whose characteristics, such as type, number of occurrence and(More)
Auscultation of pulmonary sounds provides valuable clinical information but has been regarded as a tool of low diagnostic value due to the inherent subjectivity in the evaluation of these sounds. In this work, a Digital Signal Processor is used to design an instrument capable of acquiring, parameterizing and subsequently classifying lung sounds into two(More)