Predicting Outcomes of Septic Shock Patients Using Feature Selection Based on Soft Computing Techniques
This paper proposes the application of new knowledge based methods to a septic shock patient database. It uses wrapper methods (bottom-up tree search or ant feature selection) to reduce the number of features. Fuzzy and neural modeling are used for classification. The goal is to estimate, as accurately as possible, the outcome (survived or deceased) of these septic shock patients. Results show that the approaches presented outperform any previous solutions, specifically in terms of sensitivity.
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