Abstract—Currently, in Oriental Medicine, obtaining the statistical backgrounds is a very important and challenging issue to be authorized as the evidence-based medical science. Medicinal treatment is one of main part in Oriental Medicine, and it has some difficulties to specify the effectiveness of herbs because of its own theoretical basis and practical experience. The main purpose of this study is to clarify the relationship between herbal materials and efficacy of remedies in Bangyakhappyeon which is one of the representative textbook in Oriental Medicine with a text mining approach. We adopted an association rule induction combined with the network analysis and found useful and informative relationships between the symptoms and herbal materials.
Index Terms—Oriental medicine database; bangyakhappyeon; herbal materials; association rules
J. H. Kang and S. B. Kim are with the School of Industrial Management Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
D. H. Yang, Y. B. Park are with the Department of Biofunctional Medicine & Diagnostics, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
Cite: Ji Hoon Kang, Dong Hoon Yang, Young Bae Park, and Seoung Bum Kim, "A Text Mining Approach to Find Patterns Associated with Diseases and Herbal Materials in Oriental Medicine," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 224-226, 2012.