The electroencephalogram (EEG) signal is used as biometric modality, because it is proven to be unique, universal
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regions were used in the experimentation. The coherence, mean of amplitudes and cross-correlation feature
extraction methods were used to extract the EEG signals. The area under ROC curve (AUC) measurement of
FRNN was promising against the D-kNN and FLR techniques. The FRNN model has achieved the best
performance of AUC measure at 0.904 in opposition to the D-kNN and FLR models, where both recorded 0.770
and 0.563, respectively. However, the classification accuracy shows significantly no difference among the three
classifiers. The results confirmed that the classification accuracy of D-kNN and FLR techniques is not reliable,
because they are highly contributed by the true negative cases. Hence, we conclude that the FRNN model is less
biased to imbalance data problem as compared to the D-kNN and FLR models. Future work of this research should
focus on optimizing the EEG channel and feature selection in order to obtain a better data representation of
biometric brainprint for more efficient authentication in imbalance data problem.
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