Grid Data Mining for Outcome Prediction in Intensive Care Medicine

  • Manuel Filipe Santos
  • Wesley Mathew
  • Carlos Filipe Portela
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 221)


This paper introduces a distributed data mining approach suited to grid computing environments based on a supervised learning classifier system. Specific Classifier and Majority Voting methods for Distributed Data Mining (DDM) are explored and compared with the Centralized Data Mining (CDM) approach. Experimental tests were conducted considering a real world data set from the intensive care medicine in order to predict the outcome of the patients. The results demonstrate that the performance of the DDM methods are better than the CDM method.


Intensive Care Medicine Outcome Prediction Grid Data Mining Distributed Data Mining Centralized Data Mining 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Filipe Santos
    • 1
  • Wesley Mathew
    • 1
  • Carlos Filipe Portela
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Algoritmi, Dep. Sistemas de InformaçãoUniversidade do MinhoPortugal

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