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
Volume41
Issue2
Start Page267
Pagination6
Date Published02/2014
ISSN0957-4174
KeywordsCase-based Reasoning, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Decision making support system, Diagnosisi, 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 case-based 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.

URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0957417413003631