Extending Association Rule Summarization Techniques to Assess Risk of Diabetes Mellitus
Abstract— Extending Association Rule Summarization Techniques to Assess Risk of Diabetes Mellitus. Early detection of patients with elevated risk of developing diabetes mellitus is critical to the improved prevention and overall clinical management of these patients. We aim to apply association rule mining to electronic medical records < Final Year Projects 2016 > EMR to discover sets of risk factors and their corresponding subpopulations that represent patients at particularly high risk of developing diabetes. Given the high dimensionality of EMRs, association rule mining generates a very large set of rules which we need to summarize for easy clinical use. We reviewed four association rule set summarization techniques and conducted a comparative evaluation to provide guidance regarding their applicability, strengths and weaknesses.