A machine learning investigation of a beta-carotenoid dataset

Revett, Kenneth (2008) A machine learning investigation of a beta-carotenoid dataset. In: Granular computing: at the junction of rough sets and fuzzy sets. Studies in fuzziness and soft computing (224). Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg, pp. 211-227. ISBN 9783540769729

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-76973-6_14


Numerous reports have implicated a diet and/or conditions where levels of carotene/retinol are below minimal daily requirements may pre-dispose individuals to an increased susceptibility to various types of cancer. This study investigates dietary and other factors that may influence plasma levels of these anti-oxidants. A rough sets approach is employed on a clinical dataset to determine the attributes and their values are associated with plamsa levels of carotene/retinol. The resulting classifier produced an accuracy of approximately 90% for both beta-carotene and retinol. The results from this study indicate that age, smoking, and dietary intake of these endogenous anti-oxidants is predictive of plasma levels.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2010 14:39
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2010 14:39
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/7195

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