Multicriteria Fuzzy Classification Procedure PROCFTN: Methodology and Medical Application

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ConferenceFuzzy Sets and Systems
Subjectmulticriteria decision aid; classification; Fuzzy sets; Fuzzy binary relations; scoring function; astrocytic tumour; medical diagnosis
AbstractIn this paper we introduce a new classification procedure for assigning objects to predefined classes, named <em>PROCFTN</em>. This procedure is based on a fuzzy scoring function for choosing a subset of prototypes, which represent the closest resemblance with an object to be assigned. It then applies the majority-voting rule to assign an object to a class. We also present a medical application of this procedure as an aid to assist the diagnosis of central nervous system tumours. The results are compared with those obtained by other classification methods, reported on the same data set, including decision tree, production rules, neural network, <em>k</em>-nearest neighbour, multilayer perceptron and logistic regression. Our results are very encouraging and show that the multicriteria decision analysis approach can be successfully used to help medical diagnosis.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number44986
NPARC number8913214
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