Analysis of Statistical Models for Fast Time Series ECG Classifications

Ramkumar Rathi, Niraj Yagnik, Soham Tiwari, Chethan Sharma

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This paper studies and compares several different ways of classifying time series data using machine learning instead of popular deep learning models that need large amounts of data and high computational requirements to train. The models are compared over the MIT-BIH Arrhythmia database, which contains electrocardiogram (ECG) signal data used to monitor a patient’s heartbeat, and classifies the data into different types of diseases. The various methods explored to classify this data are Time Series Forests (TSF), Random Interval Spectral Ensemble (RISE), Word extraction for time series classification (WEASEL), and K-Nearest Neighbours with Dynamic Time Warping (DTW). The models are then compared on the basis of the amount of data needed to train, accuracy, precision, recall, time to train, and time to predict per sample. This research aims to compare the performance of these unconventional dictionaries, frequency, and interval-based time series classification models and identify the fastest and most robust algorithm. Time Series Forests emerge to be the fastest ML-based time series classifier, making it suitable for many potential smart devices which desire to perform on-device time series classification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)718-729
Number of pages12
JournalEngineering Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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