Gene selection aims at detecting biologically relevant genes to assist biologists' research. The cDNA Microarray data used in gene selection is usually "wide". With more than ten thousand genes, but only less than a hundred of samples, many biologically irrelevant genes can gain their statistical relevance by sheer randomness. Moreover, even for genes that are biologically relevant, biologists often prefer the "trigger" to the "fire". Addressing these problems goes beyond what the cDNA Microarray can offer and necessitates the use of additional information. Recent developments in bioinformatics have made various knowledge sources available, such as the KEGG pathway repository and Gene Ontology database. Integrating different types of knowledge for gene selection could provide more information about genes and samples. In this work, we propose a novel framework to integrate different types of knowledge for identifying biologically relevant genes. The framework converts different types of external knowledge to its internal knowledge, which can be used to rank genes. Upon obtaining the ranking lists, it aggregates them via a probabilistic model and generates a final ranking list. Experimental results from our study on acute lymphoblastic leukemia demonstrate the novelty and efficacy of the proposed framework and show that using different types of knowledge together can help detect biologically relevant genes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICDM Workshops 2009 - IEEE International Conference on Data Mining
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, ICDMW 2009 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2009Dec 6 2009

Publication series

NameICDM Workshops 2009 - IEEE International Conference on Data Mining


Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, ICDMW 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software


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