Skin Diseases Expert System using DempsterShafer Theory

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Andino Maseleno 1,* Md. Mahmud Hasan 1

1. Computer Science Program, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong BE 1410, Negara Brunei Darussalam

* Corresponding author.


Received: 7 Jul. 2011 / Revised: 23 Oct. 2011 / Accepted: 11 Jan. 2012 / Published: 8 May 2012

Index Terms

Skin diseases, expert system, Dempster-Shafer theory


Based on World Health Organization (WHO) report in the 2011 Skin diseases still remain common in many rural communities in developing countries, with serious economic and social consequences as well as health implications. Directly or indirectly, skin diseases are responsible for much disability (and loss of economic potential), disfigurement, and distress due to symptoms such as itching or pain. In this research, we are using Dempster-Shafer Theory for detecting skin diseases and displaying the result of detection process. We describe five symptoms as major symptoms which include blister, itch, scaly skin, fever, and pain in the rash. Dempster-Shafer theory to quantify the degree of belief, our approach uses Dempster-Shafer theory to combine beliefs under conditions of uncertainty and ignorance, and allows quantitative measurement of the belief and plausibility in our identification result. The result reveal that Skin Diseases Expert System has been successfully detecting skin diseases and displaying the result of identification process.

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Andino Maseleno, Md. Mahmud Hasan, "Skin Diseases Expert System using Dempster-Shafer Theory", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.4, no.5, pp.38-44, 2012. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2012.05.06


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