Review of Optimization-Based Feature Selection Algorithms on Healthcare Dataset

  • M. Manonmani
  • Sarojini BalakrishnanEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1054)


Feature selection is an important function in classification and prediction technique, especially in medical data mining. It is embedded with the task of selecting a subset of relevant features that can be used in constructing a model. Optimization algorithms play a significant role in medical data mining especially in diagnosing chronic disease because it offers good efficiency in less computational cost and time. Also, the classification algorithms yield better results when the feature selection algorithm is based on an objective function. This paper aims to provide a review of optimized feature selection algorithms and an overview of the proposed improved teaching learning based optimization algorithm (ITLBO) for classification and prediction of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The proposed algorithm aims to reduce the number of features required for diagnosing the CKD with an objective function that optimizes the features and selects them based on the updated weight of the fitness function.


Optimization algorithm Objective function Chronic kidney disease (CKD) Improved teacher–learner-based optimization algorithm (ITLBO) Fitness function 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceAvinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for WomenCoimbatoreIndia

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