Middle East Journal of Applied Science & Technology

Volume 3 Issue 4 October-December 2020

Research Article

District Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit: A Data Mining and Visualization Study Utilizing Self-Organizing Map

Alberto L. Yoldan Jr., Rolysent K. Paredes & Abegail M. Yoldan

Page No. 01-09

 Abstract: Nationwide emergency alert number and dispatch center raises safety and security response for the people of Philippines. It all started with a vision – to improve the daily lives of every Philippine citizen for a safer and more secure community. In this study, data mining technique and data visualization were utilized to determine the incident reports in District Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit (DEPRU) of Misamis Occidental. Thus, self-organizing map (SOM) was used to cluster and visualize the patterns. The results showed that data pertaining to medical services or assistance, fire incidents, police assistance, and other citizens’ concerns are not related to each other or exhibit similar patterns. However, the results might change when there is a sufficient data to be trained during the process of clustering because in this study, the data is only from the few months when DEPRU started their operations. Moreover, the model is significant in relating incidences.

Research Article

Analyzing Logs from Proxy Server and Captive Portal Using K-Means Clustering Algorithm

Rolysent K. Paredes, Alberto L. Yoldan Jr. & Jonard B. Bolanio

Page No. 10-31

 Abstract: The traffic on World Wide Web is rapidly increasing, and an enormous amount of generated data due to users’ various interactions with websites. Thus, web data becomes one of the most valuable resources for information retrievals and knowledge discoveries. The study utilized the logs from the Proxy Server and Captive Portal database and used Web Usage Mining to discover useful and exciting patterns from the web data. Moreover, k-means clustering algorithm was used to provide specific groups of the user access patterns specifically for the number of user sessions and websites accessed by the network users. Based on the results, it had been found out that most of the time, users are more engage in utilizing the internet.

Research Article

Socio Economic Development and Health Awareness of the Members of NGOs: A Study on Rajshahi City in Bangladesh

Arun Kumar Karmaker, Md. Abdul Goni, PhD & Tapan Kumar Roy, PhD

Page No. 32-47

 Abstract: In this paper attempt is made to investigate the impact of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) on socio-economic development and health awareness like some common diseases as well as different training program of the women of NGOs members. To reach this purpose data have been collected from 498 ever-married women of Charghat Thana at Rajshahi district in Bangladesh by used simple random sampling technique. Findings of the study reveal that NGOs has played a significant role by increasing family income, ensuring healthy sanitation facilities, providing educational facilities, enlarging knowledge on health education. Consciousness has grown among NGOs member after involve in NGOs activities. They have a strong knowledge about HIV/AIDS, immunization program, diarrhoea diseases, nutritional need, TT vaccine, family planning etc. Various training program have not been able to play a significant role among NGOs members because only few members have been able to received proper training opportunities. NGOs activities should be encourage for various self-employment training and health awareness programs as well as socio-economic development of the women in the country.

Research Article

A Rule-based Diagnosis of Water-borne Diseases: A Benchmark for Future Intelligent System Development

Goldah Grace D. Sultan, Florence Jean B. Talirongan, Markdy Y. Orong & Hidear Talirongan

Page No. 48-58

 Abstract: The computer-based design process in diagnosing eight water-borne diseases gives input for future developers of system that diagnosis the identified diseases. The study designs an algorithm for eight waterborne diseases that allow the patient to give inputs pertaining to the series of questions to identify what specific disease they are currently experiencing. This designed algorithm is beneficial for future development of intelligent systems related to waterborne diseases. The algorithm on E-Doctor for Waterborne diseases successfully identified the different waterborne diseases based on varied symptoms. This will serve as an alternative for general practitioners in diagnosing patients who have waterborne diseases and for those individual who are health conscious.

Research Article

Data-driven Decision Support on Student’s Behavior using Fuzzy-Based Approach

Jerry M. Lumasag, Hidear Talirongan, Florence Jean B. Talirongan & Charies L. Labanza

Page No. 59-68

 Abstract: Monitoring of students’ behavior in school needs further consideration in order to lessen the number of casualties in every term. The study designs a data-driven decision support on students’ behavior utilizing Fuzzy-Based Approach. The study successfully produces common behavioral problems of the student and able to give interventions for the improvement of students’ behavior. Student behavioral problems identified were absenteeism, tardiness and poor academic performance.

Review Article

Evaluating the Prospect of Teleworking in Mauritian Society in the Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

N K Betchoo

Page No. 69-80

 Abstract: There is an apparent need to implement teleworking in the Mauritian society both as a novel concept of work and as a mean of addressing unexpected problems that can suddenly hamper the economic activity of the nation. The lockdown period that spanned nearly two months due to COVID-19 pandemic made it clear that teleworking, in the form of a makeshift approach, enabled society to continue working in sectors that could effectively link the household with the workplace through workstations and Internet connection. A survey was initiated among a sample of 50 respondents comprising part-time students attending the Université des Mascareignes who were working people and were obliged to undertake teleworking from their home. The research revealed a potential need for teleworking with characteristics like lesser disruption, time saving, the ability to better manage work life experience and productivity. In a contrary way, there were reservations regarding the lack of support from management, connectivity problems as well as remoteness and isolation felt from working at home. Prospects regarding the viability and application were high through an impending prospect that the enactment of teleworking would make this approach to work a reality in the near future.

Review Article

A Literature Review of Sukku (Zingiber officinale) Related to Its Medicine in Traditional Medicine in Sri Lanka

Janani Kandasamy, Yohalingam Desigan & Nushrath Roshana Mansoor

Page No. 81-105

 Abstract: The Sri Lankan traditional medicine is a combination of indigenous medicine of the country and Ayurveda received from India, siddha medicine from south India and Unani from middle east. Sukku (Zingiber officinale) is an herbal origin under the family of Zingiberacea. It is a perennial herb with horizontal rhizome occurred in branched pieces. Its phytochemicals actions help to cure many diseases fever, GIT disorders, kerdpa vaayu and headache etc. Sukku is one of the ingredients in most of the prescribed drugs by doctors in Ayurveda, siddha government hospital in Sri Lanka. Therefore, we selected this herb to literature review related to its medicines in traditional medicine. 270 Sukku related prepared medicines are collected from 48 references. From the review 77% were internal medicines and 23% were external medicines. From the internal medicines kudineer has highest numbers (60), kalgam and melugu have least numbers (2). From the external medicines 72% were oils, 12% were maathirai, 2% anchanam, 8% were patru, 3% were pugai and poochu. From this review 115 were cured Gastro intestinal tract disorders, 56 were fever, 26 were vaatham, 23 respiratory diseases, 17 were pittam and 15 were eye diseases etc. This literature review provides useful documented evidences related its medicines. There is need further laboratory study about this herb in future.