Journal article

Supervised Learning for Detection of Duplicates in Genomic Sequence Databases

Qingyu Chen, Justin Zobel, Xiuzhen Zhang, Karin Verspoor

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2016

Abstract

MOTIVATION: First identified as an issue in 1996, duplication in biological databases introduces redundancy and even leads to inconsistency when contradictory information appears. The amount of data makes purely manual de-duplication impractical, and existing automatic systems cannot detect duplicates as precisely as can experts. Supervised learning has the potential to address such problems by building automatic systems that learn from expert curation to detect duplicates precisely and efficiently. While machine learning is a mature approach in other duplicate detection contexts, it has seen only preliminary application in genomic sequence databases. RESULTS: We developed and evaluated a su..

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