Classification of Covid-19 using Differential Evolution Chaotic Whale Optimization based Convolutional Neural Network

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D.P. Manoj Kumar
Sujata N Patil
Parameshachari Bidare Divakarachari
Przemysław Falkowski-Gilski
R. Suganthi


COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus disease-2019, is an transferrable disease that spreads rapidly, affecting countless individuals and leading to fatalities in this worldwide pandemic. The precise and swift detection of COVID-19 plays a crucial role in managing the pandemic's dissemination. Additionally, it is necessary to recognize COVID-19 quickly and accurately by investigating chest x-ray images. This paper proposed a Differential Evolution Chaotic Whale Optimization Algorithm (DECWOA) based Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) method for identifying and classifying COVID-19 chest X-ray images. The DECWOA based CNN model improves the accuracy and convergence speed of the algorithm. This method is evaluated {by} Chest X-Ray (CXR) dataset and attains better results in terms of accuracy, precision, sensitivity, specificity, and F1-score values of about 99.89}%, 99.83%, 99.81%, 98.92%, and 99.26% correspondingly. The result shows that the proposed DECWOA based CNN model provides accurate and quick identification and classification of COVID-19 compared to existing techniques like ResNet50, VGG-19, and Multi-Model Fusion of Deep Transfer Learning (MMF-DTL) models.


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Special Issue - Scalable Machine Learning for Health Care: Innovations and Applications