A New Approach to Diagnose Parkinson's Disease Using a Structural Cooccurrence Matrix for a Similarity Analysis

João W. M. de Souza, Shara S. A. Alves, Elizângela de S. Rebouças, Jefferson S. Almeida, Pedro P. Rebouças Filho
2018 Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience  
Parkinson's disease affects millions of people around the world and consequently various approaches have emerged to help diagnose this disease, among which we can highlight handwriting exams. Extracting features from handwriting exams is an important contribution of the computational field for the diagnosis of this disease. In this paper, we propose an approach that measures the similarity between the exam template and the handwritten trace of the patient following the exam template. This
more » ... rity was measured using the Structural Cooccurrence Matrix to calculate how close the handwritten trace of the patient is to the exam template. The proposed approach was evaluated using various exam templates and the handwritten traces of the patient. Each of these variations was used together with the Naïve Bayes, OPF, and SVM classifiers. In conclusion the proposed approach was proven to be better than the existing methods found in the literature and is therefore a promising tool for the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.
doi:10.1155/2018/7613282 pmid:29853835 pmcid:PMC5941776 fatcat:7mhysqlo4vaiznolyu6t44tl5a