Mining risk patterns in medical data

Li, Jiuyong and Fu, Ada Wai-Chee and He, Hongxing and Chen, Jie and Jin, Huidong and McAullay, Damien and Williams, Graham and Sparks, Ross and Kelman, Chris (2005) Mining risk patterns in medical data. In: 11th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2005), 21-24 Aug 2005, Chicago, IL. United States.

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In this paper, we discuss a problem of finding risk patterns in medical data. We define risk patterns by a statistical metric, relative risk, which has been widely used in epidemiological research. We characterise the problem of mining risk patterns as an optimal rule discovery problem. We study an anti-monotone property for mining optimal risk pattern sets and present an algorithm to make use of the property in risk pattern discovery. The method has been applied to a real world data set to find patterns associated with an allergic event for ACE inhibitors. The algorithm has generated some useful
results for medical researchers.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:55
Last Modified: 23 May 2018 06:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: relative risk; rule; optimal risk pattern set; medical application
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080109 Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0802 Computation Theory and Mathematics > 080201 Analysis of Algorithms and Complexity
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1145/1081870.1081971

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