24 February 2020
2019 Computing in Cardiology (CinC)
Optimal feature selection leads to enhanced efficiency and accuracy when developing both supervised and unsupervised machine-learning models. In this work, a new signature-based regression model is proposed to automatically identify a patient's risk of sepsis based on physiological data streams and to make a positive or negative prediction of sepsis for every time interval since admission to the intensive care unit. The gradient boosting machine algorithm that uses the features at the current time-points and the signature features extracted from the time-series to model the longitudinal effects of sepsis yields the utility function score of 0.360 (officially ranked 1st, team name: ‘Can I get your Signature?’) on the full test set. The signature method shows a systematic and competitive approach to model sepsis by learning from health data streams.
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