JACIII Vol.24 No.5 pp. 609-614
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2020.p0609


Modeling a Fuzzy System for Diagnosis of Syndromes with Integrated Eastern and Western Medicine Using the Importance of Symptoms

Hoang Phuong Nguyen

Informatics Division, Faculty of Mathematics-Informatics, Thang Long University
Nghiem Xuan Yem Road, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, Vietnam

January 10, 2020
April 28, 2020
September 20, 2020
fuzzy systems, integrated Eastern and Western medicine diagnosis, importance of symptoms

In this study, we present an approach to include the importance of symptoms for the diagnosis of syndromes with integrated eastern and western medicine. We also focus on knowledge representation and inference engine of our proposed system using the importance of symptoms. The innovative point of this study is combining the degree of diagnosis of syndrome of Eastern medicine with that of disease of Western medicine when both medicines are associated to a common “disease” name to obtain more accurate diagnosis. Moreover, the importance of symptoms in the inference rules in medical expert systems still has an important role in the diagnosis of syndromes. Based on this approach, the system can adapt more with real clinical practice of integrated eastern and western medicine diagnosis. Finally, examples are provided to demonstrate the advantage of this approach.

Cite this article as:
Hoang Phuong Nguyen, “Modeling a Fuzzy System for Diagnosis of Syndromes with Integrated Eastern and Western Medicine Using the Importance of Symptoms,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.24, No.5, pp. 609-614, 2020.
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