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Induction of an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System for Investigating Fluctuation in Parkinson´s Disease



Shahina Begum, Jerker Westin , Peter Funk, Mark Dougherty

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


SAIS 2006


This paper presents a methodology to formulate natural language rules for an adaptive neuro-fuzzy system based on discovered knowledge, supported by prior knowledge and statistical modeling. These rules could be improved using statistical methods and neural nets. This gives clinicians a valuable tool to explore the importance of different variables and their relations in a disease and could aid treatment selection. A prototype using the proposed methodology has been used to induce an Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference Model that has been used to “discover” relationships between fluctuation, treatment and disease severity in Parkinson. Preliminary results from this project are promising and show that Neuro-fuzzy techniques in combination with statistical methods may offer medical research and medical applications a useful combination of methods.


author = {Shahina Begum and Jerker Westin and Peter Funk and Mark Dougherty},
title = {Induction of an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System for Investigating Fluctuation in Parkinson´s Disease},
editor = {P. Eklund, M. Minock, H. Lindgren},
pages = {67--72},
month = {May},
year = {2006},
booktitle = {SAIS 2006},
url = {}