Kernel Based Fuzzy C-Means Clustering for Chronic Sinusitis Classification

Rezki Aulia Putri, Zuherman Rustam, Jacub Pandelaki

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Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus wall, a small cavity interconnected through the airways in the skull bones. It is located on the back of the forehead, inside the cheek bone structure, on both sides of the nose, and behind the eyes. Chronic sinusitis is caused by infection, growth of nasal polyps, or irregularities of the nasal septum. This condition can affect teenagers, adults, and even children. To classify sinusitis we use Kernel Based Fuzzy C-Means (FCM) Clustering Algorithm, which is the development of Fuzzy C-Means (FCM) Algorithm. FCM is one of the widely used clustering technique. FCM algorithm comprises of sample points used to make whole and sub vector spaces according to the size of the distance. However, when non-linear data is separated, the convergence is inaccurate and slow. To overcome this problem, a Kernel-Based Fuzzy C-Means algorithm that makes use of kernel functions as a substitute for Euclidean distance utilized. It maps out samples to high-dimensional space to increase the differences between cluster centres, so they can overcome FCM deficiencies and improve linear machine capabilities. Data was obtained from the laboratory of Radiology at Cipto Mangunkusumo National General Hospital, Indonesia, with a 100% accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052060
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Event9th Annual Basic Science International Conference 2019, BaSIC 2019 - Malang, Indonesia
Duration: 20 Mar 201921 Mar 2019


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