Inductive Logic Programming pp 33-48
Nonmonotonic Learning in Large Biological Networks
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- Bragaglia S., Ray O. (2015) Nonmonotonic Learning in Large Biological Networks. In: Davis J., Ramon J. (eds) Inductive Logic Programming. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9046. Springer, Cham
This paper introduces a new open-source implementation of a nonmonotonic learning method called XHAIL and shows how it can be used for abductive and inductive inference on metabolic networks that are many times larger than could be handled by the preceding prototype. We summarise several implementation improvements that increase its efficiency and we introduce an extended form of language bias that further increases its usability. We investigate the system’s scalability in a case study involving real data previously collected by a Robot Scientist and show how it led to the discovery of an error in a whole-organism model of yeast metabolism.