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Managing Genome Databases

Borssum Waalkes, Bart (2005) Managing Genome Databases.

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Abstract:Over the last 20 years genomics research has gained a lot of interest. Every year millions of articles are published and stored in databases. Researchers around the world want to be able to search for information about e.g. genes, diseases and enzymes. As of this moment there are no search methods available that give researchers a viable and efficient way to search for information about genomics data. This Report discusses how information can be found using a desktop pc and a widely available database system. It will describe how the documents are found as well as the precision and recall of a query. With the help of several well know Information retrieval methods, such as Boolean retrieval, TF*IDF and stemming, the effects of these searching methods will be tested, and compared to each other. The effects these methods have on the overall results, of the system, will be evaluated and the system will be compared to other systems what are using the same documents and questions. After all the results have been evaluated a few hints will be given for ways to improve the system
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Interaction Technology MSc (60030)
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