Evaluation of rule interestingness measures with a clinical dataset on hepatitis

Miho Ohsaki, Shinya Kitaguchi, Kazuya Okamoto, Hideto Yokoi, Takahira Yamaguchi

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This research empirically investigates the performance of conventional rule interestingness measures and discusses their practicality for supporting KDD through human-system interaction in medical domain. We compared the evaluation results by a medical expert and those by selected measures for the rules discovered from a dataset on hepatitis. Recall, Jaccard, Kappa, CST, χ2-M, and Peculiarity demonstrated the highest performance, and many measures showed a complementary trend under our experimental conditions. These results indicate that some measures can predict really interesting rules at a certain level and that their combinational use will be useful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-373
Number of pages12
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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