Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
2018 17th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA)
Given the high incidence of dizziness and its frequent misdiagnosis, we aim to create a clinical support system to classify the presence or absence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo with high accuracy and specificity. This paper describes a three-phase study currently underway for classification of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, which includes diagnosis by a specialist in a clinical setting. Patient background information is collected by a survey on an Android tablet and machine learning techniques are applied for classification. Decision trees and wrappers are employed for their ability to provide information about the question set. One goal of the study is to attain an optimal question set. Each phase of the study presents a unique set and style of questions. Results achieved in the first two phases of the survey indicate that our approach using decision trees with filters or wrappers does a good job of identifying benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
Richburg, Heidi; Povinelli, Richard J.; and Friedland, David, "Direct-to-Patient Survey for Diagnosis of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo" (2019). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Research and Publications. 514.
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