Machine Learning-Based Research for COVID-19 Detection, Diagnosis, and Prediction: A Survey: SN Computer Science

Y. Meraihi, A.B. Gabis, S. Mirjalili, A. Ramdane-Cherif, F.E. Alsaadi

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The year 2020 experienced an unprecedented pandemic called COVID-19, which impacted the whole world. The absence of treatment has motivated research in all fields to deal with it. In Computer Science, contributions mainly include the development of methods for the diagnosis, detection, and prediction of COVID-19 cases. Data science and Machine Learning (ML) are the most widely used techniques in this area. This paper presents an overview of more than 160 ML-based approaches developed to combat COVID-19. They come from various sources like Elsevier, Springer, ArXiv, MedRxiv, and IEEE Xplore. They are analyzed and classified into two categories: Supervised Learning-based approaches and Deep Learning-based ones. In each category, the employed ML algorithm is specified and a number of used parameters is given. The parameters set for each of the algorithms are gathered in different tables. They include the type of the addressed problem (detection, diagnosis, or detection), the type of the analyzed data (Text data, X-ray images, CT images, Time series, Clinical data,..) and the evaluated metrics (accuracy, precision, sensitivity, specificity, F1-Score, and AUC). The study discusses the collected information and provides a number of statistics drawing a picture about the state of the art. Results show that Deep Learning is used in 79% of cases where 65% of them are based on the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) and 17% use Specialized CNN. On his side, supervised learning is found in only 16% of the reviewed approaches and only Random Forest, Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Regression algorithms are employed. © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSN Computer Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Artificial intelligence
  • CNN
  • COVID-19 detection
  • COVID-19 diagnosis
  • COVID-19 prediction
  • Deep learning
  • Machine learning


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