Optimizing Alzheimer's disease prediction using the nomadic people algorithm

Shaymaa Taha Ahmed, Suhad Malallah Kadhem


The problem with using microarray technology to detect diseases is that not each is analytically necessary. The presence of non-essential gene data adds a computing load to the detection method. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to reduce the high-dimensional data size by determining the most critical genes involved in Alzheimer's disease progression. A study also aims to predict patients with a subset of genes that cause Alzheimer's disease. This paper uses feature selection techniques like information gain (IG) and a novel metaheuristic optimization technique based on a swarm’s algorithm derived from nomadic people’s behavior (NPO). This suggested method matches the structure of these individuals' lives movements and the search for new food sources. The method is mostly based on a multi-swarm method; there are several clans, each seeking the best foraging opportunities. Prediction is carried out after selecting the informative genes of the support vector machine (SVM), frequently used in a variety of prediction tasks. The accuracy of the prediction was used to evaluate the suggested system's performance. Its results indicate that the NPO algorithm with the SVM model returns high accuracy based on the gene subset from IG and NPO methods.


Alzheimer’s disease; gene selection; microarray technology; nomadic people optimizer; support vector machine;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v13i2.pp2052-2067

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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