A Belief Rule-Based Expert System to Assess Bronchiolitis Suspicion from Signs and Symptoms Under Uncertainty

Rezuan Karim, Mohammad Shahadat Hossain, Md. Saifuddin Khalid, Rashed Mustafa, Tanveer Ahmed Bhuiyan

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Abstract

Bronchiolitis is a common disease in children and an acute viral infection of the bronchioles that affects millions of children around the world. The assessment of the suspicion of this disease is usually carried out by looking at its signs and
symptoms. However, these signs and symptoms cannot be measured with cent percent certainty, resulting in inaccuracy in determining the occurrence of Bronchiolitis. Therefore, this paper presents the development of a Belief Rule-Based Expert System (BRBES) to assess the suspicion of Bronchiolitis by using
signs and symptoms under uncertainty. The recently developed generic belief rule-based inference methodology by using evidential reasoning (RIMER) acts as the inference engine of this BRBES while belief rule base as the knowledge representation schema. The knowledge base of the system is constructed by
using real patient data and expert opinion from Bangladesh. It has been observed that the results generated by using the BREBES are more reliable than those from the manual system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SAI Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys) 2016
EditorsYaxin Bi, Supriya Kapoor, Rahul Bhatia
Number of pages12
Volume1
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publication date2017
Pages331-343
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-56993-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-56994-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventSAI Intelligent Systems Conference 2016 - ExCeL London (CentrEd Conference Center), One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Sep 201622 Sep 2016

Conference

ConferenceSAI Intelligent Systems Conference 2016
LocationExCeL London (CentrEd Conference Center), One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL, United Kingdom
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period21/09/201622/09/2016
SeriesLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume15
ISSN2367-3370

Keywords

  • Belief Rule-Base (BRB)
  • uncertainty
  • RIMER
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Suspicion
  • signs and symptoms

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