Int. J. of Wireless and Mobile Computing   »   2015 Vol.9, No.4

 

 

Title: The application characteristics of traditional Chinese medical science treatment on vertigo based on data mining Apriori algorithm

 

Authors: Miao Wang; Li Chen; Yanjun Huang; Lei Zhang; Zihao Zhang; Jie Ding; Huiliang Shang

 

Addresses:
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. 1200, Cailun Road, Shanghai 201210, China
Department of Electronic Engineering, Fudan University, No. 220, Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China
Department of Electronic Engineering, Fudan University, No. 220, Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China
Department of Electronic Engineering, Fudan University, No. 220, Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China
Department of Electronic Engineering, Fudan University, No. 220, Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. 1200, Cailun Road, Shanghai 201210, China
Department of Electronic Engineering, Fudan University, No. 220, Handan Road, Shanghai 200433, China

 

Abstract: As the mechanism of the effective traditional Chinese medical science treatment remains ambiguous, researchers are seeking to analyse the therapies using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with advanced techniques. In this paper, we take advantage of data mining techniques with the software SPSS (Statistical Product and Service Solutions), in particular Apriori algorithm for Association Rules Mining (ARM), which discovers relationships by iteratively analysing large data sets of TCM medical records. After analysing the database, we are likely to reveal the interrelationships among TCM syndromes, clinical symptoms, and curative Chinese herbal medicine. Through verification, Apriori proves effective in helping traditional Chinese doctors decide what to prescribe when facing various patients with vertigo. The data used in the analysis are collected from our specially designed mobile app where well-trained doctors can upload their recent diagnostic results. With the increasing amount of diagnosis data, the effectiveness of our diagnoses is constantly improving.

 

Keywords: data mining; apriori algorithm; traditional Chinese medicine; TCM; vertigo; mobile apps; association rules mining; diagnostic data.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2015.074041

 

Int. J. of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2015 Vol.9, No.4, pp.349 - 354

 

Submission date: 23 Jul 2015
Date of acceptance: 19 Aug 2015
Available online: 02 Jan 2016

 

 

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