Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences




This paper presents a novel classification approach for surface electromyogram (sEMG) signals. The proposed classification approach involves two steps: (1) feature extraction from an sEMG, in which a 7-dimensional feature vector is extracted from 27 types of features of the sEMG by linear discriminant analysis (LDA), and (2) a novel classifier, DAGSVMerr, based on a directed acyclic graph (DAG) and support vector machine (SVM), in which a separability measure function based on erroneous recognition rates (ERRs) is defined to determine the initial operation list. The proposed approach takes advantage of the feedback idea to improve the performance of the classification. The experimental results show that the proposed approach has a better performance than traditional methods, and it achieves an average classification accuracy rate of 99.4%$\, {\pm \, }$1.3% with an error rate of 0.6%. Correct classification rates of the proposed approach are very high, and the approach can be utilized to recognize gesture instructions by analyzing sEMG signals in gesture equipment control studies.


Surface electromyogram, classification, directed acyclic graph, support vector machine

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