Review Article| Volume 28, ISSUE 1, P83-100, March 2008

Temporal Data Mining

      Large-scale clinical databases provide a detailed perspective on patient phenotype in disease and the characteristics of health care processes. Important information is often contained in the relationships between the values and timestamps of sequences of clinical data. The analysis of clinical time sequence data across entire patient populations may reveal data patterns that enable a more precise understanding of disease presentation, progression, and response to therapy, and thus could be of great value for clinical and translational research. Recent work suggests that the combination of temporal data mining methods with techniques from artificial intelligence research on knowledge-based temporal abstraction may enable the mining of clinically relevant temporal features from these previously problematic general clinical data.
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