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    ABSTRACT: Many clustering techniques and classification methods for analysing microarray data require a complete dataset. However, very often gene expression datasets contain missing values due to various reasons. In this paper, we first propose to use vector angle as a measurement for the similarity between genes. We then propose the Weighted Local Least Square Imputation (WLLSI) method for missing values estimation. Numerical results on both synthetic data and real microarray data indicate that WLLSI method is more robust. The imputation methods are then applied to a breast cancer dataset and interesting results are obtained.
    International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics 01/2010; 4(3):331-47. · 0.39 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we study optimal control policies for Probabilistic Boolean Networks (PBNs) with hard constraints. Boolean Networks (BNs) and PBNs are useful and effective tools for modelling genetic regulatory networks. A PBN is essentially a collection of BNs driven by a Markov chain process. It is well-known that the control/intervention of a genetic regulatory net-work is useful for avoiding undesirable states associated with diseases like cancer. Therefore both optimal finite-horizon control and infinite-horizon control policies have been proposed to achieve the purpose. Actually the optimal control problem can be formulated as a probabilistic dynamic programming problem. In many studies, the optimal control problems did not consider the case of hard constraints, i.e., to include a maximum upper bound for the number of controls that can be ap-plied to the PBN. The main objective of this paper is to introduce a new formulation for the optimal finite-horizon control problem with hard constraints. Experimental results are given to demonstrate the efficiency of our proposed formulation.