Conference Paper

A Novel Visualization Classifier and Its Applications

DOI: 10.1007/11540007_157 Conference: Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, Second International Conference, FSKD 2005, Changsha, China, August 27-29, 2005, Proceedings, Part II
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Classifiers, as one of the important tools of analyzing gene expression data in the post-genomic epoch, have been used widely
in the classification of different cancer types in the past few years. Although most existing classifiers have high classification
accuracy, the process of classification is a black box and they can not give biologists more information and interpretable
results of classification. In this paper, we propose a novel visualization cancer classification method. Besides offering
high classification accuracy, the method can help us identify complex disease-related genes and assess gene expression variation
during the process of classification. The results of classification are natural and interpretable and the process of classification
is visible. To evaluate the performance of the method we have applied the proposed method to three public data sets. The experimental
results demonstrate that the approach is feasible and useful.

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    • "Filter methods usually first choose top k (k = 50 in this study) genes as feature genes and then employ classifiers, such as KNN [5] and SVM [5] [27]). SNR and t-test are typical filter methods [3] [4] [5], they are chosen as targets for comparison. Wrapper methods usually combine classifiers and fast searching algorithm for finding an optimal set of genes [7] [8] [9]. "
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    ABSTRACT: Classifiers have been widely used to select an optimal subset of feature genes from microarray data for accurate classification of cancer samples and cancer-related studies. However, the classification rules derived from most classifiers are complex and difficult to understand in biological significance. How to solve this problem is a new challenge. In this paper, a new classification model based on gene pair is proposed to address the problem. The experimental results on several microarray data demonstrate that the proposed classification model performs well in finding a large number of excellent feature gene pairs. A 100% LOOCV classification accuracy can be achieved using a single classification model based on optimal feature gene pair or combining multiple top-ranked classification models. Using the proposed method, we successfully identified important cancer-related genes that had been validated in previous biological studies while they were not discovered by the other methods.
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