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Title: AIC-Driven spatial hierarchical clustering: Case study for malaria prediction in northern Thailand
Authors: Peter Haddawy
Myat Su Yin
Tanawan Wisanrakkit
Rootrada Limsupavanich
Promporn Promrat
Saranath Lawpoolsri
Mahidol University
University of Bremen
Keywords: Computer Science
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2017
Citation: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol.10607 LNAI, (2017), 106-111
Abstract: © Springer International Publishing AG 2017. Targeted intervention and resource allocation are essential in effective control of infectious diseases, particularly those like malaria that tend to occur in remote areas. Disease prediction models can help support targeted intervention, particularly if they have fine spatial resolution. But there is typically a tradeoff between spatial resolution and predictability of the time series of infection. In this paper we present a systematic method to quantify the relationship between spatial resolution and predictability of disease and to help provide guidance in selection of appropriate spatial resolution. We introduce a complexity-based approach to spatial hierarchical clustering. We show that use of reduction in Akaike Information Criterion (AIC) as a clustering criterion leads to significantly more rapid improvement in predictability than spatial clustering alone. We evaluate our approach with two years of malaria case data from northern Thailand.
ISSN: 16113349
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2016-2017

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