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Syntactic Pattern Recognition of the ECG
July 1990 (vol. 12 no. 7)
pp. 648-657

An application of the syntactic method to electrocardiogram (ECG) pattern recognition and parameter measurement is presented. Solutions to the related problems of primitive pattern selection, primitive pattern extraction, linguistic representation, and pattern grammar formulation are given. Attribute grammars are used as the model for the pattern grammar because of their descriptive power, founded upon their ability to handle syntactic as well as semantic information. This approach has been implemented and the performance of the resultant system has been evaluated using an annotated standard ECG library.

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Index Terms:
attribute grammars; ECG; syntactic method; electrocardiogram; pattern recognition; parameter measurement; linguistic representation; semantic information; computational linguistics; computerised pattern recognition; electrocardiography; grammars; medical diagnostic computing
P. Trahanias, E. Skordalakis, "Syntactic Pattern Recognition of the ECG," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 648-657, July 1990, doi:10.1109/34.56207
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