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Title: An efficient healthcare framework for kidney disease using hybrid harmony search algorithm

Authors: Prasad Koti; P. Dhavachelvan; T. Kalaipriyan; Sariga Arjunan; J. Uthayakumar; Pothula Sujatha

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India ' Department of Computer Science, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India ' Department of Computer Science, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India ' Department of Computer Science, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India ' Department of Computer Science, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India ' Department of Computer Science, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India

Abstract: Prediction of kidney disease (KD) gains more importance in the medical decision support systems. As the medical dataset are massive in size, effective techniques are required to produce accurate results. This paper proposes a hybrid harmony search (HM-L) algorithm with Levi distribution to properly predict KD at appropriate time. In this research work, correlation-based feature selection (CFS) is used as a feature selection technique. The effectiveness of hybrid harmony search (HS) algorithm is validated by employing it against a set of dataset. The obtained results of applied datasets without and with feature selection are compared to one another. The experimental results imply that the HM-L algorithm attains significant results than existing methods such as HS algorithm, biogeography optimisation algorithm (BBO), grey wolf optimisation (GWO), AL particle swarm optimisation algorithm (ALPSO) and artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm. The presented HM-L model attains a sensitivity of 96, specificity of 93.33, accuracy of 95, F-score of 96 and kappa value of 0.89.

Keywords: feature selection; harmony search algorithm; intelligent algorithms; Levi distribution.

DOI: 10.1504/EG.2020.105236

Electronic Government, an International Journal, 2020 Vol.16 No.1/2, pp.56 - 68

Received: 12 Apr 2019
Accepted: 29 May 2019

Published online: 22 Feb 2020 *

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