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Publication Citation: An Optimization Approach to Multiple Sequence Alignment

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Author(s): Fern Y. Hunt; Anthony J. Kearsley; H H Wan;
Title: An Optimization Approach to Multiple Sequence Alignment
Published: July 01, 2003
Abstract: The problem of multiple sequence alignment is recast as an optimization problem using Markov decision theory. One seeks to minimize the expected or average cost of alignment subject to data-derived constraints. In this setting the problem is equivalent to a linear program which can be solved efficiently using modern interior-point methods.
Citation: Applied Mathematics Letters
Volume: 16
Issue: 5
Pages: pp. 785 - 790
Keywords: alignment,linear programming,sequencing
Research Areas: Software, Math, Modeling
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