Journal article

Selection of biologically relevant genes with a wrapper stochastic algorithm

Kim-Anh Le Cao, Olivier Goncalves, Philippe Besse, Sebastien Gadat

STATISTICAL APPLICATIONS IN GENETICS AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY | WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH | Published : 2007

Abstract

We investigate an important issue of a meta-algorithm for selecting variables in the framework of microarray data. This wrapper method starts from any classification algorithm and weights each variable (i.e. gene) relative to its efficiency for classification. An optimization procedure is then inferred which exhibits important genes for the studied biological process. Theory and application with the SVM classifier were presented in Gadat and Younes, 2007 and we extend this method with CART. The classification error rates are computed on three famous public databases (Leukemia, Colon and Prostate) and compared with those from other wrapper methods (RFE, lo norm SVM, Random Forests). This allo..

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