Title

Medical data mining using evolutionary computation

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Publication Date

5-1999

Volume

16

Issue

1

First Page

73

Last Page

96

Keywords

Data mining, Evolutionary computation, Rule learning, Bayesian networks, Grammar based genetic programming

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a system for discovering medical knowledge by learning Bayesian networks and rules. Evolutionary computation is used as the search algorithm. The Bayesian networks can provide an overall structure of the relationships among the attributes. The rules can capture detailed and interesting patterns in the database. The system is applied to real-life medical databases for limb fracture and scoliosis. The knowledge discovered provides insights to and allows better understanding of these two medical domains.

DOI

10.1016/S0933-3657(98)00065-7

Print ISSN

09333657

E-ISSN

18732860

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 1999 Elsevier Science B.V.

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Recommended Citation

Ngan, P. S., Wong, M. L., Lam, W., Leung, K. S., & Cheng, J. C. Y. (1999). Medical data mining using evolutionary computation. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 16(1), 73-96. doi: 10.1016/S0933-3657(98)00065-7