Interesting Recommendations Based on Hierarchical Visualizations of Medical Data

  • Ibrahim A. IbrahimEmail author
  • Abdulqader M. Almars
  • Suresh Pokharel
  • Xin Zhao
  • Xue Li
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11154)


Due to the dramatic growth in Electronic Health Records (EHR), many opportunities are arising for discovering new medical knowledge. Those kinds of knowledge are useful for related stakeholders such as hospital planners, data analysts, doctors, insurance companies for better patients’ management. However, many challenges need to be addressed while dealing with medical domain such as (1) how to measure the interestingness of information (2) how to visualize such interestingness (3) how to handle high dimensionality of medical data. To address these challenges, we present MedVIS, an interactive tool to visually explore the data space and finds interesting visualizations compared with another dataset. MedVIS structures visualizations into a hierarchical coherent tree to reveal interestingness of dimensions and other measures. We introduce a novel analysis work flow, and discuss various optimization mechanisms to effectively and efficiently explore the data space. Additionally, we discuss various approaches to mitigate the problem of high-dimensional medical data analysis and its visual exploration. In our experiments, we apply MedVIS to a real-world dataset and show promising visualization outcomes in terms of effectiveness and efficiency.


Big data visualizations Visual analytics Knowledge discovery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ibrahim A. Ibrahim
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Abdulqader M. Almars
    • 1
  • Suresh Pokharel
    • 1
  • Xin Zhao
    • 1
  • Xue Li
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Minia UniversityMinyaEgypt

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