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Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease using Fuzzy c-means and Pattern Recognition

TitleDiagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease using Fuzzy c-means and Pattern Recognition
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsRustempasic, I, Can, M
JournalSoutheast Europe Journal of Soft Computing
Start Page42-49
Date PublishedMarch 2013

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a global public health problem of enormous dimension. In this study, we aimed to discriminate between healthy people and people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Various studies revealed, that voice is one of the earliest indicator of PD, and for that reason, Parkinson dataset that contains biomedical voice of human is used. The main goal of this paper is to automatically detect whether the speech/voice of a person is affected by PD. We examined the performance of fuzzy c-means (FCM) clustering and pattern recognition methods on Parkinson’s disease dataset. The first method has the main aim to distinguish performance between two classes, when trying to differentiate between normal speaking persons and speakers with PD. This method could greatly be improved by classifying data first and then testing new data using these two patterns. Thus, second method used here is pattern recognition. The experimental results have demonstrated that the combination of the fuzzy c-means method and pattern recognition obtained promising results for the classification of PD.