Methods for Interpretation of Data in Medical Informatics

  • Boris Mirkin
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 473)


An outline of a few methods in an emerging field of data analysis, ”data interpretation”, is given as pertaining to medical informatics and being parts of a general interpretation issue. Specifically, the following subjects are covered: measuring correlation between categories, conceptual clustering, and generalization and interpretation of empirically derived concepts in taxonomies. It will be shown that all of these can be put as parts of the same inquiry.


data analysis association between categories clustering hierarchical ontology taxonomy computational interpretation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris Mirkin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Data Analysis and Machine IntelligenceNational Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscow RFRussia
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceBirkbeck University of LondonLondonUK

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