Feature Selection of Deep Learning Models for EEG-Based RSVP Target Detection

Jingxia CHEN  Zijing MAO  Ru ZHENG  Yufei HUANG  Lifeng HE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E102-D   No.4   pp.836-844
Publication Date: 2019/04/01
Publicized: 2019/01/22
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2018EDP7095
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining
RSVP,  EEG,  feature selection,  deep learning,  CNN,  

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Most recent work used raw electroencephalograph (EEG) data to train deep learning (DL) models, with the assumption that DL models can learn discriminative features by itself. It is not yet clear what kind of RSVP specific features can be selected and combined with EEG raw data to improve the RSVP classification performance of DL models. In this paper, we tried to extract RSVP specific features and combined them with EEG raw data to capture more spatial and temporal correlations of target or non-target event and improve the EEG-based RSVP target detection performance. We tested on X2 Expertise RSVP dataset to show the experiment results. We conducted detailed performance evaluations among different features and feature combinations with traditional classification models and different CNN models for within-subject and cross-subject test. Compared with state-of-the-art traditional Bagging Tree (BT) and Bayesian Linear Discriminant Analysis (BLDA) classifiers, our proposed combined features with CNN models achieved 1.1% better performance in within-subject test and 2% better performance in cross-subject test. This shed light on the ability for the combined features to be an efficient tool in RSVP target detection with deep learning models and thus improved the performance of RSVP target detection.