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Identifying overrepresented concepts in gene lists from literature: a statistical approach based on Poisson mixture model

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Identifying overrepresented concepts in gene lists from literature: a statistical approach based on Poisson mixture model
Background: Large-scale genomic studies often identify large gene lists, for example, the genes sharing the same expression patterns. The interpretation of these gene lists is generally achieved by extracting concepts overrepresented in the gene lists. This analysis often depends on manual annotation of genes based on controlled vocabularies, in particular, Gene Ontology (GO). However, the annotation of genes is a labor-intensive process; and the vocabularies are generally incomplete, leaving some important biological domains inadequately covered. Results: We propose a statistical method that uses the primary literature, i.e. free-text, as the source to perform overrepresentation analysis. The method is based on a statistical framework of mixture model and addresses the methodological flaws in several existing programs. We implemented this method within a literature mining system, BeeSpace, taking advantage of its analysis environment and added features that facilitate the interactive...
Xin He, Moushumi Sen Sarma, Xu Ling, Brant W. Chee
Added 08 Dec 2010
Updated 08 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where BMCBI
Authors Xin He, Moushumi Sen Sarma, Xu Ling, Brant W. Chee, Chengxiang Zhai, Bruce R. Schatz
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