A genetic algorithm approach to multi-disorder diagnosis

  title={A genetic algorithm approach to multi-disorder diagnosis},
  author={Staal A. Vinterbo and Lucila Ohno-Machado},
  journal={Artificial intelligence in medicine},
  volume={18 2},
One of the common limitations of expert systems for medical diagnosis is that they make an implicit assumption that multiple disorders do not co-occur in a single patient. The need for this simplifying assumption stems from the fact that finding minimal sets of disorders that cover all symptoms for a given patient is generally computationally intractable (NP-hard). In this paper, we explain the need for performing multi-disorder diagnosis, review previous approaches, formulate the problem using… CONTINUE READING


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