Efficient Generative transfer learning framework for the detection of COVID-19

J. Bhuvana1, T. T. Mirnalinee1, B. Bharathi1 and Infant Sneha1

  1. Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering
    {bhuvanaj, mirnalineett, bharathib}@ssn.edu.in, infantsneha17059@cse.ssn.edu.in


Deep learning plays a major role in detecting the presence of Coron-avirus 2019 (COVID-19) and demands huge data. Availability of annotated data is a hurdle in using Deep learning technique. To enhance the accuracy of detection Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Network (DCGAN) is used to generate synthetic data. Densenet-201 is identified as the deep learning framework to de-tect COVID-19 from X-ray images. In this research, to validate the effectiveness of the Densenet-201, we explored conventional machine learning approaches such as SVM, Random Forest and Convolutional Neural Network (CNN). The feature map for training the machine learning approaches are extracted using Densenet-201 as feature extractor. The results show that Densenet-201 as feature representation with SVM is performing well in detecting COVID-19 with high accuracy. More-over we experimented the proposed methodology without using DCGAN as well. DenseNet-201 based approach is capable of detecting the presence of COVID-19 with high accuracy. Experiments demonstrated that the proposed transfer learning approach based on DenseNet-201 along with DCGAN based augmentation outper-forms the State of the art approaches like ResNet50, CNN, and VGG-16.

Key words

COVID-19, Densenet-201, DCGAN, Disease Classification, Data Augmentation, Deep learning

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Volume 19, Issue 3 (September 2022)
Year of Publication: 2022
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Bhuvana, J., Mirnalinee, T. T., Bharathi, B., Sneha, I.: Efficient Generative transfer learning framework for the detection of COVID-19. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 19, No. 3, 1241-1259. (2022), https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS220207033B