Section: New Results
Declarative Sequential Pattern Mining of Care Pathways
Participants : Thomas Guyet, André Happe [Brest University Hospital/REPERES] , Yann Dauxais.
Sequential pattern mining algorithms are widely used to explore care pathways database, but they generate a deluge of patterns, mostly redundant or non-informative. Clinicians need tools to express complex mining queries in order to generate less but more significant patterns. These algorithms are not versatile enough to answer complex clinician queries. This work  proposes to apply a declarative pattern mining approach based on the Answer Set Programming paradigm. It is exemplified by a pharmaco-epidemiological study investigating the possible association between hospitalization for seizure and antiepileptic drug switch from a French medico-administrative database.