Classification Error Correction: A Case Study in Brain-Computer Interfacing


Classification techniques are useful for processing complex signals into labels with semantic value. For example, they can be used to interpret brain signals generated by humans corresponding to a finite set of commands for a physical device. The classifier, however, may interpret the signal as a command that is different from the intended one. This error in classification leads to poor performance in tasks where the class labels are used to learn some information or to control a physical device. We propose a computationally efficient algorithm to identify which class labels may be misclassified out of a sequence of class labels, when these labels are used in a given learning or control task. The algorithm is based on inference methods using Markov random fields. We apply the algorithm to goal-learning and tracking using brain-computer interfacing (BCI), in which signals from the brain are commonly processed using classification techniques. We demonstrate the proposed algorithm reduces the time taken to identify the goal state in control experiments.

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@inproceedings{Poonawala2017ClassificationEC, title={Classification Error Correction: A Case Study in Brain-Computer Interfacing}, author={Hasan Poonawala and Mohammed Alshiekh and Scott Niekum and Ufuk Topcu}, year={2017} }