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Initial Stage Identification of COVID-19 Using Capsule Networks

Publication Type : Book Chapter

Publisher : SpringerLink

Source : EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)

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Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Electrical and Electronics

Year : 2022

Abstract : Coronavirus is a pandemic that has kept us in great grief for the past few months. These days have created a devastating effect all through the world. As coronavirus has lot of similarities with other lung diseases, it becomes a challenging task for medical practitioners to identify the virus. A fast and robust system to identify the disease has been the need of the hour. In this chapter, we have used convolutional CapsNet for detecting COVID-19 disease using chest X-ray images. This design aims at obtaining fast and accurate diagnostic results. The proposed technique with less trainable parameters, COVID-CAPS, produced an accuracy of 87.5%, a sensitivity of 90%, a specificity of 95.8%, and an area under the curve (AUC) of 0.97. The main advantage of using CapsNet is that it can capture affine transformation in data that is a common scenario while dealing with real-world X-ray images. The CapsNet model is trained with normal data and tested with affine transformed data. The accuracy level obtained in the proposed method is comparatively much better along with having less learnable parameters and computational speed as compared to standard architectures such as ResNet, MobileNet, etc.

Cite this Research Publication : Ganesan, S., Anand, R., Sowmya, V., & Soman, K. P. (2022). Initial Stage Identification of COVID-19 Using Capsule Networks. In Smart Computer Vision (pp. 203-222). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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