Comparison of wavelet thresholding methods for denoising ECG signals

Vladimir Cherkassky, Steven Kilts

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We present empirical comparisons of several wavelet-denoising methods applied to the problem of removing (denoising) myopotential noise from the observed noisy ECG signal. Namely, we compare the denoising accuracy of several wavelet thresholding methods (VISU, SURE and soft thresholding) and a new thresholding approach based on Vapnik-Chervonenkis (VC) learning theory. Our findings indicate that the VC-based wavelet approach is superior to the standard thresholding methods in that it achieves higher denoising accuracy (in terms of both MSE measure and visual quality) as well as a more robust and compact representation of the denoised signal (i.e., it uses fewer wavelets).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArtificial Neural Networks - ICANN 2001 - International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsKurt Hornik, Georg Dorffner, Horst Bischof
PublisherSpringer- Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)3540424865, 9783540446682
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
EventInternational Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2001 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Aug 21 2001Aug 25 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2001


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