Development of Classification Methods for Wheeze and Crackle Using Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficient (MFCC): A Deep Learning Approach
The most common method used by physicians and pulmonologists to evaluate the state of the lung is by listening to the acoustics of the patient's breathing by a stethoscope. Misdiagnosis and eventually, mistreatment are rampant if auscultation is not done properly. There have been efforts to address this problem using a myriad of machine learning algorithms, but little has been done using deep learning. A CNN model with MFCC is expected to mitigate these problems. The problem has been in the paucity of large enough datasets. Results show 0.76 and 0.60 for recall for wheeze and crackle respectively, these number are set to increase with optimization.