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ACCIDENTS & INJURIES
BONE, JOINT & MUSCLE
BRAIN & NERVOUS
CANCER
CARDIOVASCULAR
CHEMICAL WARFARE
DIGESTIVE HEALTH
ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
FAMILY HEALTH
GENERAL HEALTH & PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS
GENETIC STUDIES
HEALTH RESEARCH OF ALLIED FORCES
IMMUNE/BLOOD SYSTEM
INFECTIONS
LUNG & RESPIRATORY
MENTAL HEALTH
MILITARY WORKING DOGS
MORTALITY/DEATH
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH/OUTCOMES
SLEEP DISORDER
Treatment
VACCINES & PROTECTIVE MEDICATIONS
General Health & Physical Symptoms
General
Project Summary

Title: Exploratory Data Analysis with the CCEP Database
Synopsis: This project systematically examines the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program (CCEP) database to develop a general computer package that can be used to retrieve general health and symptom information related to Gulf War service.
Overall Project Objective: To systematically examine the database for interesting relationships, and to find, with a high level of confidence, the most interesting ones without having to do an exhaustive search. This project was supported by Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.
Status/Results to Date: Version 1.0 of the Hypothesis Generator Module is complete, tested, and applied in a series of production runs. It was determined that the semantic content and database structure did not permit the data analysis using genetic algorithm constructs.
Project:DoD-46
Agency:Department Of Defense
Location:Naval Post-Graduate School
P.I. Name:Hemant Bhargava, Ph. D.
Research Type:Epidemiology
Research Focus:Symptoms & General Health
Focus Category:General Health & Physical Symptoms
Status:Complete
Study Start Date:October 01,1995
Estimated Completion Date:September 01,1997
Specific Aims: 1) to develop a generic computer package to do exploratory data analysis using genetic algorithms to decide which attributes to consider in the analysis; 2) to apply this package on a number of specific application runs relevant to the Gulf War Syndrome problem; 3)to produce, analyze, and comprehensively document the results of these runs, and produce a set of findings and conclusions.
Methodology: For the search problem over the space of attributes found in the CCEP database, the main search methodology is based on genetic algorithms. The overall solution methodology consists of exploratory data analysis and knowledge discovery in databases.
Most Recent Publications:
None to date.