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Improved J48 Classification Algorithm for the Prediction of Diabetes

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 98 - Number 22
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors:
Gaganjot Kaur
Amit Chhabra
10.5120/17314-7433

Gaganjot Kaur and Amit Chhabra. Article: Improved J48 Classification Algorithm for the Prediction of Diabetes. International Journal of Computer Applications 98(22):13-17, July 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Gaganjot Kaur and Amit Chhabra},
	title = {Article: Improved J48 Classification Algorithm for the Prediction of Diabetes},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {98},
	number = {22},
	pages = {13-17},
	month = {July},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

This research work deals with efficient data mining procedure for predicting the diabetes from medical records of patients. Diabetes is a very common disease these days in all populations and in all age groups. Diabetes contributes to heart disease, increases the risks of developing kidney disease, nerve damage, blood vessel damage and blindness. So mining the diabetes data in efficient manner is a critical issue. The Pima Indians Diabetes Data Set is used in this paper; which collects the information of patients with and without having diabetes. The modified J48 classifier is used to increase the accuracy rate of the data mining procedure. The data mining tool WEKA has been used as an API of MATLAB for generating the J-48 classifiers. Experimental results showed a significant improvement over the existing J-48 algorithm.

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