Performance Improvement of Covid-19 Cough Detection Based on Deep Learning with Segmentation Methods

Suyanto Suyanto, Zanjabila Zanjabila, Bagus Tris Atmaja, Wiratno Argo Asmoro


COVID-19 is an emergency problem that is being widely discussed in the world, one of which is the deep learning-based COVID-19 detection method which has been developed based on images of the patient's chest or cough. In this research, we propose a way to improve the performance of deep learning-based COVID-19 cough detection by using a segmentation method to produce several audio files containing one cough signal from one audio file containing several cough sound signals. In addition, we enabled two automatic cough segmentation methods, namely a Hysteresis Comparator based on the power spectrum and an RMS threshold based on the RMS energy value. The results obtained show that using the segmentation method for cough sounds can improve the model's performance in detecting COVID-19 coughs by 4% to 8%. The segmentation process can also remove noise between cough sound signals and provide a standard input model in the form of one cough signal. In addition, the segmentation results show information related to the characteristics of COVID-19 cough. The evaluation results show that the hysteresis comparator method has better results with an unweighted accuracy (UA) value of 83.19% compared to the RMS threshold method with a UA value of 79.06%.

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Segmentation; Deep Learning; Signal Processing; COVID-19

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