Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological impairment condition that severely impairs cognitive, linguistic, object recognition, interpersonal, and communication skills. Its main cause is genetic, and early treatment and identification can reduce the patient’s expensive medical costs and lengthy examinations. We developed a machine learning (ML) architecture that is capable of effectively analysing autistic children’s datasets and accurately classifying and identifying ASD traits. We considered the ASD screening dataset of toddlers in this study. We utilised the SMOTE method to balance the dataset, followed by feature transformation and selection methods. Then, we utilised several classification techniques in conjunction with a hyperparameter optimisation approach. The AdaBoost method yielded the best results among the classifiers. We employed ML and statistical approaches to identify the most crucial characteristics for the rapid recognition of ASD patients. We believe our proposed framework could be useful for early diagnosis and helpful for clinicians.
Original languageEnglish
Article number92
Number of pages19
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2023


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