Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Kamila Aftarczuk MSE-2007-21, pp. 81. TEK/avd. för programvaruteknik, 2007.

The work

Författare / Author: Kamila Aftarczuk
Titel / Title: Evaluation of selected data mining algorithms implemented in Medical Decision Support Systems
Abstrakt Abstract:

The goal of this master’s thesis is to identify and evaluate data mining algorithms which are commonly implemented in modern Medical Decision Support Systems (MDSS). They are used in various healthcare units all over the world. These institutions store large amounts of medical data. This data may contain relevant medical information hidden in various patterns buried among the records.
Within the research several popular MDSS’s are analyzed in order to determine the most common data mining algorithms utilized by them. Three algorithms have been identified: Naïve Bayes, Multilayer Perceptron and C4.5. Prior to the very analyses the algorithms are calibrated. Several testing configurations are tested in order to determine the best setting for the algorithms. Afterwards, an ultimate comparison of the algorithms orders them with respect to their performance. The evaluation is based on a set of performance metrics. The analyses are conducted in WEKA on five UCI medical datasets: breast cancer, hepatitis, heart disease, dermatology disease, diabetes.
The analyses have shown that it is very difficult to name a single data mining algorithm to be the most suitable for the medical data. The results gained for the algorithms were very similar. However, the final evaluation of the outcomes allowed singling out the Naïve Bayes to be the best classifier for the given domain. It was followed by the Multilayer Perceptron and the C4.5.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Software Engineering
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Artificial Intelligence
Nyckelord / Keywords: Naïve Bayes, Multilayer Perceptron, C4.5, medical data mining, medical decision support

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Software Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 10/19/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Niklas Lavesson
Examinator / Examiner: Robert Feldt
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för programvaruteknik
S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00

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