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Health Informatics J. 2018 Dec;24(4):379-393. doi: 10.1177/1460458216675500. Epub 2016 Nov 14.

A soft computing approach for diabetes disease classification.

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Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.


As a chronic disease, diabetes mellitus has emerged as a worldwide epidemic. The aim of this study is to classify diabetes disease by developing an intelligence system using machine learning techniques. Our method is developed through clustering, noise removal and classification approaches. Accordingly, we use expectation maximization, principal component analysis and support vector machine for clustering, noise removal and classification tasks, respectively. We also develop the proposed method for incremental situation by applying the incremental principal component analysis and incremental support vector machine for incremental learning of data. Experimental results on Pima Indian Diabetes dataset show that proposed method remarkably improves the accuracy of prediction and reduces computation time in relation to the non-incremental approaches. The hybrid intelligent system can assist medical practitioners in the healthcare practice as a decision support system.


clustering; diabetes disease diagnosis; incremental principal component analysis; incremental support vector machine; machine learning

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