Table 5: The proposed similarity measure between each patient’s symptoms and the considered set of possible diagnoses.

Viral feverMalariaTyphoidStomach problemChest problem

Al0.93470.92280.92230.76730.7490
Bob0.81240.67750.89970.97600.8211
Joe0.91520.82710.91880.79170.7456
Ted0.95760.90340.90600.85770.8122