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Journal of Korean Society of Medical Informatics 2004;10(2):191-200.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4258/jksmi.2004.10.2.191    Published online June 30, 2004.
Effect of Attractor Construction Methods to Fractal Dimension for Heart Sound Analysis
Youngshin Lee, Hyeyoung Kim, Taesik Kim
1Department of Computer Engineering, Keimyung University, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Catholic Sangji College, Korea.
Abstract

Strange attractor can be constructed from time series data such as heart sound. In the areas of the recognition and diagnosis of abnormal heart sounds, signal presentation method is very useful because good features can be detected from good presentation. This paper examines efficiency in diagnosing abnormal heart sounds of the two different methods for constructing attractor. Nine different heart sounds from typical clinical conditions were used for this study. The first method was constructing attractors using original heart sounds, and the second was modifying the original sounds by autocorrelation and they were then applied to the orignal sounds as to cross correlation checks. Attractors could be constructed using signals generated by these methods, and values of fractal dimensions would then be calculated which has been a well known method to measure characteristics of attractors. The results showed that the second method appeared to provide more efficient way to correctly classify abnormal heart sounds.

Key Words: Strange Attractor, Heart Sound, Chaos, Fractal Dimension
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