An Incremental Concept Formation Approach to Learn and Discover from a Clinical Database

Abstract

The main interest of this research is to discover clinical implications from a large PTCA (Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty) database. A case-based concept formation model D-UNIMEM, modified from Lebowitz's UNIMEM, is proposed for this purpose. In this model, we integrated two kinds of class membership and the index-conjunction class membership. The former is a polythetic clustering approach that serves at the early stage of concept formation. The latter that allows only relevant instances to be placed in the same cluster serves as the later stage of concept formation. D-UNIMEM could extract interesting correlation among features from the learned concept hierarchy.

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@inproceedings{Soo2004AnIC, title={An Incremental Concept Formation Approach to Learn and Discover from a Clinical Database}, author={Von-Wun Soo and Jan-Sing Wang and Shih-Pu Wang}, year={2004} }