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Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer amongst females and also the fifth most cause of cancer deaths worldwide. In case of this particular type of malignancy, early detection is the best form of cure and hence timely and accurate diagnosis of the tumor is extremely vital. Extensive research has been carried out on automating the critical diagnosis procedure as various machine learning algorithms have been developed to aid physicians in optimizing the decision task effectively. In this research, we present a benign/malignant breast cancer classification model based on a combination of ontology and case-based reasoning to effectively classify breast cancer tumors as either malignant or benign. This classification system makes use of clinical data. Two CBR object-oriented frameworks based on ontology are used jCOLIBRI and myCBR. A breast cancer diagnostic prototype is built. During prototyping, we examine the use and functionality of the two focused frameworks.
Date of Conference: 18-20 Oct. 2010