Title

Combining Multiple Sensor Features For Stress Detection using Combinatorial Fusion

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

Physiological sensors have been used to detect different stress levels in order to improve human health and well-being. When analyzing these sensor data, sensor features are generated in the experiment and a subset of the features are selected and then combined using a host of informatics techniques (machine learning, data mining, or information fusion). Our previous work studied feature selection using correlation and diversity as well as feature combination using five methods C4.5, Naïve Bayes, Linear Discriminant Function, Support Vector Machine, and k-Nearest Neighbors. In this paper, we use combinatorial fusion, based on performance criterion (CF-P) and cognitive diversity (CF-CD), to combine those multiple sensor features. Our results showed that: (a) sensor feature combination method is distinctly much better than CF-CD and other algorithms, and (b) CF-CD is as good as other five feature combination methods, and is better in most of the cases.

Keywords

Cognitive diversity, combinatorial fusion, correlation, feature combination, feature selection, multiple scoring systems, rank-score characteristic (RSC) function, sensor fusion, stress identification

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

Journal of Interconnection Networks

Volume

13

Issue

3/4

First Page

1

Last Page

17

ISSN

0219-2659

Identifier

10.1142/S0219265912500089

Publisher

World Scientific Publishing

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219265912500089