Kernel Methods in Genomics and Computational Biology

Kernel Methods in Genomics and Computational Biology

Jean-Philippe Vert (Ecole des Mines de Paris, France)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-042-4.ch002
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Support vector machines and kernel methods are increasingly popular in genomics and computational biology due to their good performance in real-world applications and strong modularity that makes them suitable to a wide range of problems, from the classification of tumors to the automatic annotation of proteins. Their ability to work in a high dimension and process nonvectorial data, and the natural framework they provide to integrate heterogeneous data are particularly relevant to various problems arising in computational biology. In this chapter, we survey some of the most prominent applications published so far, highlighting the particular developments in kernel methods triggered by problems in biology, and mention a few promising research directions likely to expand in the future.

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