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Stacked Denoising Autoencoders for mortality risk prediction using imbalanced clinical data

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Stephen McGough



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by IEEE, 2018.

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Clinical data, such as evaluations, treatments, vital sign and lab test results, are usually observed and recorded at hospital systems. Making use of such data to help physicians evaluating the mortality risk of in-hospital patients provides an invaluable source of information which ultimately help improving the health-care services. Therefore, quick and accurate prediction of mortality can be critical for physicians to make intervention decisions. In this work, we introduce a predictive Deep Learning model aiming to evaluate the mortality risk of in-hospital patients. Stacked Desoising Autoencoder (SDA) is trained using a unique time-stamped dataset (King Abdullah International Research Center - KAIMRC) which is naturally imbalanced. The work is compared to common deep learning approaches using different methods for data balancing. The proposed model demonstrated here to overcome the problem of imbalanced data and outperform common deep learning approaches with an accuracy of 77.13% for the Recall macro.

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Author(s): Alhassan Z, McGough AS, Alshammari R, Daghstani T, Budgen D, Al-Moubayed N

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: IEEE 17th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA 2018)

Year of Conference: 2018

Online publication date: 17/01/2019

Acceptance date: 03/10/2018

Date deposited: 19/10/2018

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/ICMLA.2018.00087

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ISBN: 9781538668054