R. E. Abdel-Aal

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Medical applications are often characterized by a large number of disease markers and a relatively small number of data records. We demonstrate that complete feature ranking followed by selection can lead to appreciable reductions in data dimensionality, with significant improvements in the implementation and performance of classifiers for medical(More)
Neural networks have been widely used for short-term, and to a lesser degree medium and long term, demand forecasting. In the majority of cases for the latter two applications, multivariate modeling was adopted, where the demand time series is related to other weather, socio-economic and demographic time series. Disadvantages of this approach include the(More)
Modeling mercury speciation is an important requirement for estimating harmful emissions from coal-fired power plants and developing strategies to reduce them. First principle models based on chemical, kinetic, and thermodynamic aspects exist, but these are complex and difficult to develop. The use of modern data-based machine learning techniques has been(More)
Two univariate time-series analysis methods have been used to model and forecast the monthly patient volume at the family and community medicine primary health care clinic of King Faisal University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Models were based on nine years of data and forecasts made for 2 years. The optimum ARIMA model selected is an autoregressive model of(More)
This paper demonstrates the use of abductive network classifier committees trained on different features for improving classification accuracy in medical diagnosis. In an earlier publication, committee members were trained on different subsets of the training set to ensure enough diversity for improved committee performance. In situations characterized by(More)
OBJECTIVES To introduce abductive network classifier committees as an ensemble method for improving classification accuracy in medical diagnosis. While neural networks allow many ways to introduce enough diversity among member models to improve performance when forming a committee, the self-organizing, automatic-stopping nature, and learning approach used(More)
This paper investigates the use of abductive-network machine learning for modeling and predicting outcome parameters in terms of input parameters in medical survey data. Here we consider modeling obesity as represented by the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) risk factor to investigate the influence of various parameters. The same approach would be useful in(More)