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Onto-CC: a web server for identifying Gene Ontology conceptual clusters

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Onto-CC: a web server for identifying Gene Ontology conceptual clusters
The Gene Ontology (GO) vocabulary has been extensively explored to analyze the functions of coexpressed genes. However, despite its extended use in Biology and Medical Sciences, there are still high levels of uncertainty about which ontology (i.e. Molecular Process, Cellular Component or Molecular Function) should be used, and at which level of specificity. Moreover, the GO database can contain incomplete information resulting from human annotations, or highly influenced by the available knowledge about a specific branch in an ontology. In spite of these drawbacks, there is a trend to ignore these problems and even use GO terms to conduct searches of gene expression profiles (i.e. expression + GO) instead of more cautious approaches that just consider them as an independent source of validation (i.e. expression versus GO). Consequently, propagating the uncertainty and producing biased analysis of the required gene grouping hypotheses. We proposed a web tool, Onto-CC, as an automatic m...
Rocío Romero-Záliz, Coral del Val, J
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where NAR
Authors Rocío Romero-Záliz, Coral del Val, J. P. Cobb, Igor Zwir
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