Cancer has been ranked first in the causes of death for 31 consecutive years in Taiwan. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and it becomes one of the important therapies for HCC these years. For those who had HCC and were treated by RFA, their clinical data are collected to build predictive models which can be used in predicting the recurrence or not of liver cancer after RAF treatment. Clinical data with multiple measurements are merged based on different time periods and these data are further transformed based on temporal abstraction (TA). Data processed by TA reveal variations of clinical data with different time points. The goal of this study is to evaluate whether clinical data handled by TA could facilitate performance of predictive models. Different data sets are used in developing predictive models, including clinical data which are not processed by TA called the original data set, clinical data which are processed by TA called the TA data set, and combination of the original data set and the TA data set called the TA+original data set. Support vector machine (SVM) was selected as a classifier to develop predictive models. The results demonstrate data sets processed by TA provide benefit for predictive models.
|頁（從 - 到）||301-308|
|期刊||Procedia Computer Science|
|出版狀態||已出版 - 2014|
|事件||5th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks, EUSPN 2014 and the 4th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare, ICTH 2014 - Halifax, Canada|
持續時間: 22 9月 2014 → 25 9月 2014