%0 Journal Article
	%A Cristina G. Dascâlu and  Corina Dima Cozma and  Elena Carmen Cotrutz
	%D 2008
	%J International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 17, 2008
	%T Observations about the Principal Components Analysis and Data Clustering Techniques in the Study of Medical Data
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/15595
	%V 17
	%X The medical data statistical analysis often requires the
using of some special techniques, because of the particularities of
these data. The principal components analysis and the data clustering
are two statistical methods for data mining very useful in the medical
field, the first one as a method to decrease the number of studied
parameters, and the second one as a method to analyze the
connections between diagnosis and the data about the patient-s
condition. In this paper we investigate the implications obtained from
a specific data analysis technique: the data clustering preceded by a
selection of the most relevant parameters, made using the principal
components analysis. Our assumption was that, using the principal
components analysis before data clustering - in order to select and to
classify only the most relevant parameters – the accuracy of
clustering is improved, but the practical results showed the opposite
fact: the clustering accuracy decreases, with a percentage
approximately equal with the percentage of information loss reported
by the principal components analysis.
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