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dc.contributor.authorFraser, K-
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, P-
dc.contributor.authorWang, Z-
dc.contributor.authorLiu, X-
dc.identifier.citationSystem Biology, 1(1):190–196, Jun 2004en_US
dc.descriptionThe official published version can be found at the link below.en_US
dc.description.abstractFrom its conception, bioinformatics has been a multidisciplinary field which blends domain expert knowledge with new and existing processing techniques, all of which are focused on a common goal. Typically, these techniques have focused on the direct analysis of raw microarray image data. Unfortunately, this fails to utilise the image's full potential and in practice, this results in the lab technician having to guide the analysis algorithms. This paper presents a dynamic framework that aims to automate the process of microarray image analysis using a variety of techniques. An overview of the entire framework process is presented, the robustness of which is challenged throughout with a selection of real examples containing varying degrees of noise. The results show the potential of the proposed framework in its ability to determine slide layout accurately and perform analysis without prior structural knowledge. The algorithm achieves approximately, a 1 to 3 dB improved peak signal-to-noise ratio compared to conventional processing techniques like those implemented in GenePix® when used by a trained operator. As far as the authors are aware, this is the first time such a comprehensive framework concept has been directly applied to the area of microarray image analysis.en_US
dc.publisherInstitution of Engineering and Technologyen_US
dc.subjectCopasetic analysisen_US
dc.subjectBlind analysisen_US
dc.subjectMicroarray image analysisen_US
dc.subjectDomain expert knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectProcessing techniquesen_US
dc.subjectSlide layouten_US
dc.titleCopasetic analysis: a framework for the blind analysis of microarray imageryen_US
dc.typeResearch Paperen_US
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