Authors: Hassan Mahmoud; Enas Abbas; Ibrahim Fathy
Addresses: Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Benha University, Egypt ' Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Benha University, Egypt ' Faculty of Computers and Information Sciences, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Abstract: Recently, large amounts of data have been produced due to the achieved advances in biotechnology and health sciences fields. It includes clinical information and genetic data which contained in electronic health records (EHRs). Therefore, there was a need for innovative and effective methods for representing this amount of data. On the other side, it is very important to detect syndromes, which can badly influence the human health in addition to putting financial burdens on their shoulders, in an early stage to avoid many complications. Recently, different data mining techniques in addition to ontology-based techniques have played a great role in building automated systems that have the ability to detect syndromes efficiently and accurately. In this paper, we cover some of the research efforts that have employed either the data mining techniques or ontology-based techniques, or both in detecting syndromes. Additionally, a set of well-known data mining techniques including decision trees (J48), Naïve Bayes, multi-layer perceptron (MLP), and random forest (RF) has been assessed in performing the classification task using a publicly available heart diseases dataset.
Keywords: data mining; ontology; healthcare; syndrome detection.
International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics, 2018 Vol.6 No.6, pp.509 - 526
Received: 26 Apr 2018
Accepted: 11 May 2018
Published online: 28 Nov 2018 *