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The Factor Graph Network Model for Biological Systems

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The Factor Graph Network Model for Biological Systems
Abstract. We introduce an extended computational framework for studying biological systems. Our approach combines formalization of existing qualitative models that are in wide but informal use today, with probabilistic modeling and integration of high throughput experimental data. Using our methods, it is possible to interpret genomewide measurements in the context of prior knowledge on the system, to assign statistical meaning to the accuracy of such knowledge and to learn refined models with improved fit to the experiments. Our model is represented as a probabilistic factor graph and the framework accommodates partial measurements of diverse biological elements. We develop methods for inference and learning in the model. We compare the performance of standard inference algorithms and tailor-made ones and show that hidden variables can be reliably inferred even in the presence of feedback loops and complex logic. We develop a formulation for the learning problem in our model which is ...
Irit Gat-Viks, Amos Tanay, Daniela Raijman, Ron Sh
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Year 2005
Where RECOMB
Authors Irit Gat-Viks, Amos Tanay, Daniela Raijman, Ron Shamir
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