Clinical Decision Support System for Neuro-Degenerative Disorders: An Optimal Feature Selective Classifier and Identification of Predictor Markers

  • Lokeswari VenkataramanaEmail author
  • Shomona Gracia Jacob
  • S. Saraswathi
  • R. Athilakshmi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 940)


Detecting divergence between Neuro-degenerative diseases is essential for right treatment. This intelligent system is implemented through computational methods to predict the class of Neuro-degenerative disease (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or common) from the structural and physicochemical properties (1437 attributes respectively) of protein sequences extracted from genes. The Gene Set Enrichment Analysis database (GSEA db) was utilized to obtain the gene sets that contributed to the development of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Optimal features for classification were obtained by applying Gain Ratio followed by Correlation-based Feature Selection (CFS) and Decremental Feature Selection (DFS) on extracted properties from Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) dataset for the GSEA database. The selected features are evaluated using Random Forest model. The Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) was build which extract rules from the least sized Decision tree automatically and predict the type of Neuro-degenerative disorder as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or common to both diseases. The CDSS predicts the disease with classification accuracy as 79.7% and Mathew’s Correlation Coefficient as 0.689.


Neuro-degenerative disorder Alzheimer’s disease Parkinson’s disease Prediction system Clinical Decision Support System 



This research work is part of project work funded by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST) funded project under Young Scientist Scheme – Early Start-up Research Grant- titled “Investigation on the effect of Gene and Protein Mutants in the onset of Neuro-Degenerative Brain Disorders (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease): A Computational Study” with Reference No- SERB – YSS/2015/000737.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lokeswari Venkataramana
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shomona Gracia Jacob
    • 1
  • S. Saraswathi
    • 1
  • R. Athilakshmi
    • 1
  1. 1.Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of EngineeringChennaiIndia

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