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Probabilistic Methods for Bioinformatics: with an Introduction to Bayesian Networks
     

Probabilistic Methods for Bioinformatics: with an Introduction to Bayesian Networks

by Richard E. Neapolitan
 

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ISBN-10: 0123704766

ISBN-13: 9780123704764

Pub. Date: 04/17/2009

Publisher: Elsevier Science

The Bayesian network is one of the most important architectures for representing and reasoning with multivariate probability distributions. When used in conjunction with specialized informatics, possibilities of real-world applications are achieved. Probabilistic Methods for BioInformatics explains the application of probability and statistics, in particular

Overview

The Bayesian network is one of the most important architectures for representing and reasoning with multivariate probability distributions. When used in conjunction with specialized informatics, possibilities of real-world applications are achieved. Probabilistic Methods for BioInformatics explains the application of probability and statistics, in particular Bayesian networks, to genetics. This book provides background material on probability, statistics, and genetics, and then moves on to discuss Bayesian networks and applications to bioinformatics.

Rather than getting bogged down in proofs and algorithms, probabilistic methods used for biological information and Bayesian networks are explained in an accessible way using applications and case studies. The many useful applications of Bayesian networks that have been developed in the past 10 years are discussed. Forming a review of all the significant work in the field that will arguably become the most prevalent method in biological data analysis.

  • Unique coverage of probabilistic reasoning methods applied to bioinformatics data--those methods that are likely to become the standard analysis tools for bioinformatics.
  • Shares insights about when and why probabilistic methods can and cannot be used effectively;
  • Complete review of Bayesian networks and probabilistic methods with a practical approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123704764
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
04/17/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

I: Background

Chapter 1: Probabilistic Informatics

Chapter 2: Probability Basics

Chapter 3: Statistics Basics

Chapter 4: Genetics Basics

II: Bayesian Networks

Chapter 5: Foundations of Bayesian Networks

Chapter 6: Further Properties of Bayesian Networks

Chapter 7: Learning Bayesian Network Parameters

Chapter 8: Learning Bayesian Network Structure

III: Bioinformatics Applications

Chapter 9: Nonmolecular Evolutionary Genetics

Chapter 10: Molecular Evolutionary Genetics

Chapter 11: Molecular Phylogenetics

Chapter 12: Analyzing Gene Expression Data

Chapter 13: Genetic Linkage Analysis

Bibliography

Index

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