The Disease Ontology license converted to CC0

[Editor note: This guest blog post is from Lynn Schriml, who is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the PI of the Disease Ontology, and a close collaborator on the Gene Wiki project.] Licensing of bioinformatics resources through Creative Commons licensing enables their free distribution of the content of the resource thus enabling open sharing, use, and...
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Molecular Predictor Repository? (not gene set repository)

I have a simple question.  Say that I have the results from a gene expression analysis done in my laboratory or pulled from a public repository.  Say the sample has something to do with cancer (or I think that it might).  Say I read about so called 'signatures' that have been found to be associated with key phenotypes related to cancer.  (Here is a list of 13...
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Human Guided Forests – HGF

Yesterday I posted some slides about an idea I had recently which I call Human Guided Forests or HGF for short.  This an attempt to marry crowdsourcing with machine learning to produce better class predictors for datasets with very large features spaces.  Specifically, the idea is to replace the 'random' in the Random Forest algorithm with 'human'.Random Forests basically work like...
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