Weighted Bayesian Belief Network: A Computational Intelligence Approach for Predictive Modeling in Clinical Datasets
Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
There are growing concerns about the mortality due to Breast cancer many of which often result from delayed detection and treatment. So an effective computational approach is needed to develop a predictive model which will help patients and physicians to manage the situation timely. This study presented a Weighted Bayesian Belief Network (WBBN) modeling for breast cancer prediction using the UCI breast cancer dataset. New automated ranking method was used to assign proper weights to attribute
... lue pair based on their impact on causing the disease. Association between attributes was generated using weighted association rule mining between two attributes, multiattributes, and with class labels to generate rules. Weighted Bayesian confidence and weighted Bayesian lift measures were used to produce strong rules to build the model. To build WBBN, the Open Markov tool was used for structure and parametric learning using generated strong rules. The model was trained using 70% records and tested on 30% records with a threshold value of minimum support = 36% and confidence = 70% which produced results with an accuracy of 97.18%. Experimental results show that WBBN achieved better results in most cases compared to other predictive models. The study would contribute to the fight against breast cancer and the quality of treatment.