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A foundation of rough sets theoretical and computational hybrid intelligent system for survival analysis. (English) Zbl 1152.68571

Summary: What do we (not) know about the association between diabetes and survival time? Our study offers an alternative mathematical framework based on rough sets to analyze medical data and provide epidemiology survival analysis with risk factor diabetes. We experiment on three data sets: geriatric, melanoma and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. A case study reports from 8547 geriatric Canadian patients at the Dalhousie Medical School. Notification status (dead or alive) is treated as the censor attribute and the time lived is treated as the survival time.

The analysis result illustrates diabetes is a very significant risk factor to survival time in our geriatric patients data. This paper offers both theoretical and practical guidelines in the construction of a rough sets hybrid intelligent system, for the analysis of real world data. Furthermore, we discuss the potential of rough sets, artificial neural networks (ANNs) and frailty index in predicting survival tendency.

68T20AI problem solving (heuristics, search strategies, etc.)
03E72Fuzzy set theory
92C50Medical applications of mathematical biology
68T37Reasoning under uncertainty
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