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2005

Many accurate small-discriminatory feature subsets exist in microarray transcript data: biomarker discovery

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Many accurate small-discriminatory feature subsets exist in microarray transcript data: biomarker discovery
Background: Molecular profiling generates abundance measurements for thousands of gene transcripts in biological samples such as normal and tumor tissues (data points). Given such twoclass high-dimensional data, many methods have been proposed for classifying data points into one of the two classes. However, finding very small sets of features able to correctly classify the data is problematic as the fundamental mathematical proposition is hard. Existing methods can find "small" feature sets, but give no hint how close this is to the true minimum size. Without fundamental mathematical advances, finding true minimum-size sets will remain elusive, and more importantly for the microarray community there will be no methods for finding them. Results: We use the brute force approach of exhaustive search through all genes, gene pairs (and for some data sets gene triples). Each unique gene combination is analyzed with a few-parameter linear-hyperplane classification method looking f...
Leslie Grate
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Type Journal
Year 2005
Where BMCBI
Authors Leslie Grate
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