Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: A Computationally Efficient sEMG based Silent Speech Interface using Channel Reduction and Decision Tree based Classification
Authors: Abdullah A.
Chemmangat K.
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: Procedia Computer Science , Vol. 171 , , p. 120 - 129
Abstract: Silent Speech Interface is one of the promising areas of Human-Computer Interaction research. The surface electromyography based silent speech interface is a technique where the electric activity of facial muscles are used to detect speech. The existing sEMG based SSI techniques use complex machine learning algorithms and too many number of electrodes on the subject's face. It creates inconvenience to the user who might have undergone laryngectomy. More number of electrodes becomes highly invasive to the user, while complex classification algorithms increase the computational cost and prevents real time implementation of sEMG based SSI. Thus the objective of this research work was to develop a less complex and computationally less expensive model to classify words. To achieve this goal channel reduction technique and the use of Decision Tree based classification algorithm was employed. Only the time domain features are used as input to the classification algorithm. The motive was to exploit the advantage of computational ease in extracting the time domain features as compared to the frequency domain features. The sEMG data of the words used in this work are obtained from the complete utterance of the sentences and not by individual utterances of the word. Our algorithm was able to achieve a word accuracy of 95.17% even after applying a channel reduction, thereby allowing us to use only the data of 5 channels, in place of a conventional seven channel setup. © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Appears in Collections:2. Conference Papers

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.