International Journal of Advances in Computer Science and Its Applications
Author(s) : SERHAT IKIZOÄžLU
This study is mainly about the research to select the discriminative features for the machine learning algorithm to figure out the reason behind the problem of people who suffer from balance disorder. The foregoing step on this way has been determining the proper algorithm where we achieved the best performance with the Support Vector Machine (SVM) with Gaussian Kernel, the so-called Radial Basis Function (RBF). In our study, we first input the complete IMU-sensor based data set collected both from the healthy people and those suffering from vestibular system disorders to SVM-RBF. Next, we reduce the feature matrix using the Principle Component Analysis (PCA). Following this procedure, the machine is trained with the new data to recognize the effect of feature transformation on the accuracy of the learning method. We observed that PCA had satisfactory influence on the elimination of redundant features that it points to high correlation between some of the members of the starting feature matrix. The study will continue to cover more input vectors to PCA. Moreover, we plan sub-classification between various problems that lead to balance disorder. The situation with the current outputs of the study encourages to go further steps to achieve a significantly high performance for the machine learning algorithm with reasonable number of features.