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A consistency contribution based bayesian network model for medical diagnosis

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DOI: 10.4236/jbise.2010.35068    5,361 Downloads   9,274 Views Citations


This paper presents an effective Bayesian network model for medical diagnosis. The proposed approach consists of two stages. In the first stage, a novel feature selection algorithm with consideration of feature interaction is used to get an undirected network to construct the skeleton of BN as small as possible. In the second stage for greedy search, several methods are integrated together to enhance searching performance by either pruning search space or overcoming the optima of search algorithm. In the experiments, six disease datasets from UCI machine learning database were chosen and six off-the-shelf classification algorithms were used for comparison. The result showed that the proposed approach has better classification accuracy and AUC. The proposed method was also applied in a real world case for hypertension prediction. And it presented good capability of finding high risk factors for hypertension, which is useful for the prevention and treatment of hypertension. Compared with other methods, the proposed method has the better performance.

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Yang, Y. (2010) A consistency contribution based bayesian network model for medical diagnosis. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 3, 488-495. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2010.35068.

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