Urinary System Diseases Diagnosis Using Machine Learning Techniques

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Seyyid Ahmed Medjahed 1,* Tamazouzt Ait Saadi 2 Abdelkader Benyettou 1

1. University of Sciences and Technology Mohamed Boudiaf USTO-MB, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Oran, 31000, Algeria

2. University of Have, Havre, 76600, France

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijisa.2015.05.01

Received: 10 Aug. 2014 / Revised: 20 Nov. 2014 / Accepted: 17 Jan. 2015 / Published: 8 Apr. 2015

Index Terms

Urinary System, Diagnosis, Support Vector Machine, k-Nearest Neighbor, Distance


The urinary system is the organ system responsible for the production, storage and elimination of urine. This system includes kidneys, bladder, ureters and urethra. It represents the major system which filters the blood and any imbalance of this organ can increases the rate of being infected with diseases. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the performance of different variants of Support Vector Machines and k-Nearest Neighbor with different distances and try to achieve a satisfactory rate of diagnosis (infected or non-infected urinary system). We consider both diseases that affect the urinary system: inflammation of urinary bladder and nephritis of renal pelvis origin. Our experimentation will be conducted on the database “Acute Inflammations Data Set” obtained from UCI Machine Learning Repository. We use the following measures to evaluate the results: classification accuracy rate, classification time, sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values.

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Seyyid Ahmed Medjahed, Tamazouzt Ait Saadi, Abdelkader Benyettou, "Urinary System Diseases Diagnosis Using Machine Learning Techniques", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.7, no.5, pp.1-7, 2015. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2015.05.01


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