Building an Essential Gene Classification Framework

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Dennis Bahler, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Xiaosong Ma, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Steffen Heber, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.author Saha, Soma en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T18:15:06Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T18:15:06Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01-05 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-01032006-230402 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/2546
dc.description.abstract The analysis of gene deletions is a fundamental approach for investigating gene function. We applied machine learning techniques to predict phenotypic effects of gene deletions in yeast. We created a dataset containing features that potentially have predictive power and then used feature processing techniques to improve the dataset and identify features that are important for our classification problem. We evaluated four different classification algorithms, K-Nearest Neighbors, Support Vector Machine, Decision Tree, and Random Forest, with respect to this problem. We used our framework to complement the set of experimentally determined essential yeast genes produced by the Saccharomyces Genome Deletion Project and produce more than 2000 annotations for genes that might cause morphological alterations in yeast. en_US
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dc.subject machine learning en_US
dc.subject classification en_US
dc.subject yeast en_US
dc.subject morphological alterations en_US
dc.subject essential genes en_US
dc.title Building an Essential Gene Classification Framework en_US
dc.degree.name MS en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Computer Science en_US


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