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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 542314, 8 pages
Research Article

Classification of Hospital Web Security Efficiency Using Data Envelopment Analysis and Support Vector Machine

Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Dong Hwa University, 1, Sec. 2, Da Hsueh Rd., Shou-Feng, Hualien 97401, Taiwan

Received 3 July 2013; Revised 4 September 2013; Accepted 10 September 2013

Academic Editor: Jung-Fa Tsai

Copyright © 2013 Han-Ying Kao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This study proposes the hybrid data envelopment analysis (DEA) and support vector machine (SVM) approaches for efficiency estimation and classification in web security. In the proposed framework, the factors and efficiency scores from DEA models are integrated with SVM for learning patterns of web security performance and provide further decision support. The numerical case study of hospital web security efficiency is demonstrated to support the feasibility of this design.