A Cumulative Training Approach to Schistosomiasis Vector Density Prediction

Terence Fusco, Yaxin Bi

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The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework of building classification models to deal with the problem in predicting Schistosomiasis vector density. We aim to resolve this problem using remotely sensed satellite image extraction of environment feature values, in conjunction with data mining and machine learning approaches. In this paper we assert that there exists an intrinsic link between the density and distribution of the Schistosomiasis disease vector and the rate of infection of the disease in any given community; it is this link that the paper is focused to investigate. Using machine learning techniques, we want to accumulate the most significant amount of data possible to help with training the machine to classify snail density (SD) levels. We propose to use a novel cumulative training approach (CTA) as a way of increasing the accuracy when building our classification and prediction model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2 Sept 2016
EventArtificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations - Greece
Duration: 2 Sept 2016 → …


ConferenceArtificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations
Period2/09/16 → …


  • Schistomsomiasis
  • Cumulative Training Approach
  • Data Imputation
  • Correlation Co-efficient
  • Co-efficient of Determination


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