A Novel Method of Searching the Microarray Data for the Best Gene Subsets by Using a Genetic Algorithm

  • Bin Ni
  • Juan Liu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3242)

Abstract

Searching for a small subset of genes out of the thousands of genes in Microarray is a crucial problem for accurate cancer classification. In this paper, a novel gene selection method based on genetic algorithms (GAs) is proposed. In order to reduce the search space of GAs, a novel pre-selection procedure is also introduced. To evaluate the performance of the presented method, experiments on five open datasets are conducted, and the results show that it performs rather well.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bin Ni
    • 1
  • Juan Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ComputerWuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  2. 2.The State Key Lab. of Soft. EngWuhan UniversityWuhanChina

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