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RespireNet 2020

This is the official implementation of the work RespireNet.


* Python3
* Pytorch (torch, torchvision and other dependencies for Pytorch)
* Numpy
* Librosa (0.8.0)
* nlpaug (0.0.14)
* OpenCV (4.2.0)
* Pandas (0.22.0)
* scikit-learn (0.23.1)
* tqdm (4.48.0)
* cudnn (CUDA for training on GPU)

These are all easily installable via, e.g., pip install numpy. Any reasonably recent version of these packages shold work. It is recommended to use a python virtual environment to setup the dependencies and the code.


Train and Test Script

  • We follow both the official 60-40 train-test split as well as the 80-20 split.
  • For training we employ a 2-stage training protocol.
  • Stage 1: The model is trained end-to-end on train data from all the 4 devices.
  • Stage 2: The model is fine-tuned (with a lower learning rate 1e-4) on only the data from a single device. We do this separately for each device (device specific fine-tuning).

Train Command:

Stage 1

python --data_dir ../data/icbhi_dataset/audio_text_data/ --folds_file ../data/patient_list_foldwise.txt --model_path models_out --lr 1e-3 --batch_size 64 --num_worker 4 --start_epochs 0 --epochs 200 --test_fold 4

Stage 2 (Device specific fine-tuning)

python --data_dir ../data/icbhi_dataset/audio_text_data/ --folds_file ../data/patient_list_foldwise.txt --model_path models_out --lr 1e-4 --batch_size 64 --num_worker 4 --start_epochs 0 --epochs 50 --test_fold 4 --checkpoint models/ckpt_best.pkl --stetho_id 0

replace the stetho_id as 0 or 1 or 2 or 3 for devices 0-3

Please go through our paper for more details.

Test Command:

Evaluation script

python --data_dir ../data/icbhi_dataset/audio_text_data/ --folds_file ../data/patient_list_foldwise.txt --batch_size 64 --num_worker 4 --test_fold 4 --checkpoint models/ckpt_best.pkl

RespireNet Overview

Quantitative Results

Performance of the proposed model

Split & Task Method Sp Se Score
60-40 split & 4-class CNN 71.4% 39.0% 55.2%
CNN+CBA+BRC 71.8% 39.6% 55.7%
CNN+CBA+BRC+FT 72.3% 40.1% 56.2%
80/20 split & 4-class CNN 78.8% 53.6% 66.2%
CNN+CBA+BRC 79.7% 54.4% 67.1%
CNN+CBA+BRC+FT 83.3% 53.7% 68.5%
80/20 split & 2-class CNN 83.3% 60.5% 71.9%
CNN+CBA+BRC 76.4% 71.0% 73.7%
CNN+CBA+BRC+FT 80.9% 73.1% 77.0%
Performance comparison of the proposed model with the state-of-the-art systems following random splits. We see significant improvements from our proposed techniques: concatenation-based augmentation (CBA), blank region clipping (BRC) and device specific fine-tuning (FT).

Effect of time window

Length 1 sec 2 sec 3 sec 4 sec 5 sec 6 sec 7 sec 8 sec 9 sec
Scores 56.6% 59.0% 60.3% 61.1% 62.3% 64.4% 66.2% 65.1% 65.5%

Some additional results

Method Sp Se Score
CNN + Mixup 73.9% 48.9% 61.4%
CNN + VGGish* 76.0% 42.2% 59.1%
Hybrid CNN + Transformer 75.3% 49.9% 63.2%
We also tried experiments with Mixup augmentations, using pre-trained VGGish features and a novel Hybrid CNN + Transformer architecture, however they did not prove to be very useful. 
However transformers with appropriate pretraining have found to be useful in many applications (especially NLP tasks) and may prove to be useful in the future.

VGGish link

About the code

  • Main trainer code.
  • Dataloader module.
  • Contains a lot of utility functions for audio file loading, feature extraction, augmentations, etc.
  • Evaluation source files for trained model.
  • scripts: Directory which contains the runner scripts.
  • nets: Contains the different network modules.
  • data: Training-Testing split and should contain the ICBHI data.
  • models: Contains the trained checkpoint for our proposed framework.

Blank Region Clipping Scheme

Concatenation Based Augmentation

To cite this work:

      title={RespireNet: A Deep Neural Network for Accurately Detecting Abnormal Lung Sounds in Limited Data Setting}, 
      author={Siddhartha Gairola and Francis Tom and Nipun Kwatra and Mohit Jain},


This is the official implementation of the work RespireNet.




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