Intelligent analysis of clinical time series: An application in the diabetes mellitus domain

R. Bellazzi, C. Larizza, P. Magni, S. Montani, M. Stefanelli

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This paper describes the application of a method for the intelligent analysis of clinical time series in the diabetes mellitus domain. Such a method is based on temporal abstractions and relies on the following steps: (i) 'pre-processing' of raw data through the application of suitable filtering techniques; (ii) 'extraction' from the pre-processed data of a set of abstract episodes (temporal abstractions); and (iii) 'post-processing' of temporal abstractions; the post-processing phase results in a new set of features that embeds high level information on the patient dynamics. The derived features set is used to obtain new knowledge through the application of machine learning algorithms. The paper describes in detail the application of this methodology and presents some results obtained on simulated data and on a data-set of four diabetic patients monitored for > 1 year. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-57
Number of pages21
JournalArtificial Intelligence in Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2000


  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Intelligent data analysis
  • Temporal abstractions
  • Time series analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Medicine(all)


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