The Classification of Covid-19 cases through the Employment of Transfer Learning on X-ray images

Authors

  • Nur Ameerah Hakimi Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan Pahang, Malaysia.
  • Mohd Azhar Mohd Razman Sembranics Sdn Bhd, 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Anwar P. P. Abdul Majeed Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan Pahang, Malaysia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15282/mekatronika.v3i1.7151

Keywords:

Covid-19, X-ray, Transfer Learning, Machine Learning

Abstract

Covid-19 is a contagious disease that known to cause respirotary infection in humans. Almost 219 countries are effected by the outbreak of the latest coronavirus pandemic, exceed 100 millions of confirmed cases and about 2 million death recorded aound the world. This condition is alarming as some of the people who are infected with the virus show no symptoms of the disease. Due to the number of confirmed cases rapidly rising around the world, it is crucial  find another method to diagnose the disease at the beginnings stage in order to control the spreading of the virus. Another alternative test from the main screening method is by using chest radiology image based detection which are X-ray or CT scan images. The aim of this research is to classify the Covid-19 cases by using the image classification technique.The dataset consist of 2000 images of chest X-ray images and have two classes which are Covid and Non-Covid. Each of the class consists of 1000 images.This research compare the performance of the various Transfer Learning models (VGG-16, VGG-19, and Inception V3) in extracting the feature from X-ray image combined with machine learning model (SVM, kNN, and Random Forest) as a classifier. The experiment result showed the VGG-19, VGG-16, and Inception V3 coupled with optimized SVM pipelines are comparably efficient in classifying the cases as compared to other pipelines evaluated in this reaseach and could archieved 99% acuuracy on the test datasets.

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Published

2021-06-19

How to Cite

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N. A. Hakimi, M. A. Mohd Razman, and A. P. P. Abdul Majeed, “The Classification of Covid-19 cases through the Employment of Transfer Learning on X-ray images”, MEKATRONIKA, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 44–51, Jun. 2021.

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