Unsupervised learning of disease progression models

@inproceedings{Wang2014UnsupervisedLO,
  title={Unsupervised learning of disease progression models},
  author={Xiang Wang and David A Sontag and Fei Wang},
  booktitle={KDD},
  year={2014}
}
Chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, usually progress slowly over a long period of time, causing increasing burden to the patients, their families, and the healthcare system. A better understanding of their progression is instrumental in early diagnosis and personalized care. Modeling disease progression based on real-world evidence is a very challenging task due to the incompleteness and irregularity of the observations, as well as… CONTINUE READING