Breast Cancer Survivability via AdaBoost Algorithms

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Thongkam, Jaree, Xu, Guandong, Zhang, Yanchun and Huang, Fuchun (2008) Breast Cancer Survivability via AdaBoost Algorithms. In: Health data and knowledge management 2008 : proceedings of the Second Australasian Workshop on Health Data and Knowledge Management (HDKM 2008), Wollongong, NSW, Australia, January 2008. Warren, James R, Yu, Ping, Yearwood, John and Patrick, John D, eds. Conferences in research and practice in information technology series (80). Australian Computer Society, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, pp. 55-64.


The use of data mining approaches in medical domains is increasing rapidly. This is mainly because the effectiveness of these approaches to classification and prediction systems has improved, particularly in relation to helping medical practitioners in their decision making. This type of research has become important for finding ways to improve patient outcomes, reduce the cost of medicine, and further advance clinical studies. Therefore, in this paper, data pre-processing RELIEF attributes selection, and Modest AdaBoost algorithms, are used to extract knowledge from the breast cancer survival databases in Thailand. The performance of these algorithms is examined by using classification accuracy, sensitivity and specificity, confusion matrix and stratified 10-fold cross-validation method. Computational results showed that Modest AdaBoost outperforms Real and Gentle AdaBoosts.

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ISBN 9781920682613
Subjects Historical > SEO Classification > 8903 Information Services
Historical > SEO Classification > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords ResPubID14758, classification, Thailand
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