Comparison of Data Exploration Methods and the BLUP Method in Application to the Animals Breeding

  • Paweł Skrobanek
  • Henryk Maciejewski
  • Maciej Dobrowolski
  • Olgierd Unold
  • Ewa Walkowicz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7390)


The evaluation of a breeding value is one of the most important elements of a work of a breeder. One of the frequently used method of evaluation is the BLUP Animal Model method (Best Linear Unbiased Prediction). The aim of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of data mining methods applied for the prediction of the breeding value of the planned (yet unborn) offspring. Quality assessment of the results was performed using data from the offspring and to the standard analysis using BLUP method.

The study was conducted with the use of the populations of the Silesian horses.


genetic dependencies in data mining biological population data base prediction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paweł Skrobanek
    • 1
  • Henryk Maciejewski
    • 1
  • Maciej Dobrowolski
    • 2
  • Olgierd Unold
    • 1
  • Ewa Walkowicz
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer Engineering, Control and RoboticsWroclaw University of TechnologyWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Department of Horse Breeding and RidingWroclaw University of Environmental and Life SciencesWrocławPoland

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