RESPIDIAG: A Case-Based Reasoning System for the Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

TitleRESPIDIAG: A Case-Based Reasoning System for the Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGuessoum S, Laskri MTayeb, Lieber J
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
VolumeVolume 41
IssueIssue 2
Start Page267
Date Published02/2014
KeywordsCase-based reasoning; Decision making support system; Diagnosis; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Managing missing data
Abstract

In this paper a decision support system for the diagnosis of a very serious respiratory disease caused by
tobacco named the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is presented. The system is based on casebased
reasoning principles and gathers the experience of experts of the pneumology department of Dorban
Hospital (Annaba, Algeria). A critical issue about the case base is that some values of the features are
missing in most cases. Five approaches for managing this problem of missing data are proposed. Three of
them allow evaluating the similarity despite the missing information. The two other approaches fill the
voids with plausible values using a statistical method and the principles of case-based reasoning itself.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0957417413003631
DOI10.1016/j.eswa.2013.05.065
Refereed DesignationUnknown