Empirical Study of Decision Trees and Ensemble Classifiers of Diabetes Patients in Pervasive Healthcare

A.V. Kelarev, A. Stranieri, J.L. Yearwood, Herbert Jelinek

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Abstract

Diabetes is a condition requiring continuous everyday monitoring of health related tests. To monitor specific clinical complications one has to find a small set of features to be collected from the sensors and efficient resource-aware algorithms for their processing. This article is concerned with the detection and monitoring of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy, CAN, in diabetes patients. Using a small set of features identified previously, we carry out an empirical investigation and comparison of several ensemble methods based on decision trees for a novel application of the processing of sensor data from diabetes patients for pervasive health monitoring of CAN. Our experiments relied on an extensive database collected by the Diabetes Complications Screening Research Initiative at Charles Sturt University and concentrated on the particular task of the detection and monitoring of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy. Most of the features in the database can now be collected using wearable sensors. Our experiments included several essential ensemble methods, a few more advanced and recent techniques, and a novel consensus function. The results show that our novel application of the decision trees in ensemble classifiers for the detection and monitoring of CAN in diabetes patients achieved better performance parameters compared with the outcomes obtained previously in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 15th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages441-446
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467323314
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventThe 15th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems
(NBiS-2012)
- La Trobe University , Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 26 Sep 201228 Sep 2012
http://133.25.100.9/conf/nbis/2012/doc/NBiS-2012-Program-final.pdf (Conference program)

Conference

ConferenceThe 15th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems
(NBiS-2012)
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period26/09/1228/09/12
Internet address

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