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Transfer learning-based method for detection of COVID-19 using X-Ray Images

Rehman, Abdul; Tariq, Zain; Jan, Sana Ullah; Aziz, Sumair; Khan, Muhammad Umar; Chaudry, Hassan Nazeer


Abdul Rehman

Zain Tariq

Sumair Aziz

Muhammad Umar Khan

Hassan Nazeer Chaudry


In this paper, we have performed transfer learning using different pre-trained convolutional neural networks for binary classification of X-ray images into COVID-19 disease and normal. The dataset is gathered from two open sources. Our dataset is consisting of 254 COVID-19 and 310 Normal X-ray images. The pandemic situation all around the world demands an efficient solution so that the disturbance of global health, daily life, and economy can be controlled. In this regard, we introduced the deep feature fusion-based technique which could help to design an embedded system. We fine-tuned and trained the thirteen independent pre-trained models and we found that the Resnet50V2 model performed efficiently for binary classification scenarios. Our proposed technique using transfer learning gives a detection rate of 99.5% for binary classification (Normal and COVID).

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Industry (ICRAI)
Start Date Oct 26, 2021
End Date Oct 27, 2021
Online Publication Date Dec 28, 2021
Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date Feb 14, 2022
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Book Title 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Industry (ICRAI)
Keywords transfer-learning, COVID-19, deep feature extraction, feature selection, k-nearest neighbor
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