Active Sampling for Knowledge Discovery from Biomedical Data

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Active Sampling for Knowledge Discovery from Biomedical Data
Abstract. We describe work aimed at cost-constrained knowledge discovery in the biomedical domain. To improve the diagnostic/prognostic models of cancer, new biomarkers are studied by researchers that might provide predictive information. Biological samples from monitored patients are selected and analyzed for determining the predictive power of the biomarker. During the process of biomarker evaluation, portions of the samples are consumed, limiting the number of measurements that can be performed. The biological samples obtained from carefully monitored patients, that are well annotated with pathological information, are a valuable resource that must be conserved. We present an active sampling algorithm derived from statistical first principles to incrementally choose the samples that are most informative in estimating the efficacy of the candidate biomarker. We provide empirical evidence on real biomedical data that our active sampling algorithm requires significantly fewer samples ...
Sriharsha Veeramachaneni, Francesca Demichelis, Em
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where PKDD
Authors Sriharsha Veeramachaneni, Francesca Demichelis, Emanuele Olivetti, Paolo Avesani
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