International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Call for Papers | Fully Refereed | Open Access | Double Blind Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064

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Research Paper | Computer Science & Engineering | India | Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016

A Comparative Study of Machine Learning Algorithms applied to Predictive Breast Cancer Data

Kedar Potdar | Rishab Kinnerkar

Abstract: Diagnostic errors are the most frequent non-operative medical errors. Diagnosis should be more data-driven than trial-and-error. Machine Learning provides techniques for classification and regression purposes which can be used for solving diagnostic problems in different medical domains. Predictive analysis of fatal ailments like cancer using existing data can serve as a diagnosis tool for doctors. The paper aims at a comparative study of Machine Learning algorithms on a predictive breast cancer dataset. The algorithms used for comparison - Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), k-Nearest Neighbors (kNN) and Bayesian Network Classifiers are supervised learning algorithms used widely for classification purposes and are chosen for their diversity. Based on analysis of this data, Artificial Neural Networks are better at classification with 97.4 % accuracy than kNN and Bayesian Classifiers.

Keywords: machine learning, medical diagnosis, breast cancer, neural networks, k nearest neighbors, Bayesian classifiers

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016,

Pages: 1550 - 1553

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