Diagnostic Accuracy Comparison of Artificial Immune Algorithms for Primary Headaches

Celik U., Yurtay N., Koc E. R., Tepe N., Gulluoglu H., Ertas M.

COMPUTATIONAL AND MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN MEDICINE, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The present study evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of immune system algorithms with the aim of classifying the primary types of headache that are not related to any organic etiology. They are divided into four types: migraine, tension, cluster, and other primary headaches. After we took this main objective into consideration, three different neurologists were required to fill in the medical records of 850 patients into ourweb-based expert system hosted on our projectweb site. In the evaluation process, Artificial Immune Systems (AIS) were used as the classification algorithms. The AIS are classification algorithms that are inspired by the biological immune system mechanism that involves significant and distinct capabilities. These algorithms simulate the specialties of the immune system such as discrimination, learning, and the memorizing process in order to be used for classification, optimization, or pattern recognition. According to the results, the accuracy level of the classifier used in this study reached a success continuum ranging from 95% to 99%, except for the inconvenient one that yielded 71% accuracy.