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Identification of Risk Factors for Early Childhood Diseases Using Association Rules Algorithm with Feature Reduction


This paper introduces a technique that can efficiently identify symptoms and risk factors for early childhood diseases by using feature reduction, which was developed based on Principal Component Analysis (PCA) method. Previous research using Apriori algorithm for association rule mining only managed to get the frequent item sets, so it could only find the frequent association rules. Other studies used ARIMA algorithm and succeeded in obtaining the rare item sets and the rare association rules. The approach proposed in this study was to obtain all the complete sets including the frequent item sets and rare item sets with feature reduction. A series of experiments with several parameter values were extrapolated to analyze and compare the computing performance and rules produced by Apriori algorithm, ARIMA, and the proposed approach. The experimental results show that the proposed approach could yield more complete rules and better computing performance.

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Computer Sciences, Information Technology