An overview of biological data mining

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The largest digital repository of information, the World Wide Web keeps growing exponentially and calls for data mining services to provide tailored web experiences. This chapter discusses the overview of information retrieval, knowledge discovery and data mining. It reviews the different stages of data mining and introduces the wide spread biological databanks, their explosion, integration, data warehousing, information retrieval, text mining, text repositories for biological research publications, domain specific search engines, web mining, biological networks and visualization, ontology and systems biology. This chapter also illustrates some technical jargon with picture analogy for a novice learner to understand the concepts clearly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLibrary and Information Services for Bioinformatics Education and Research
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781522518723
ISBN (Print)1522518711, 9781522518716
Publication statusPublished - 25-01-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science(all)


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