# Benchmarking Relief-Based Feature Selection Methods for Bioinformatics Data Mining

22 Nov 2017Ryan J. UrbanowiczRandal S. OlsonPeter SchmittMelissa MeekerJason H. Moore

Modern biomedical data mining requires feature selection methods that can (1) be applied to large scale feature spaces (e.g. omics' data), (2) function in noisy problems, (3) detect complex patterns of association (e.g. gene-gene interactions), (4) be flexibly adapted to various problem domains and data types (e.g. genetic variants, gene expression, and clinical data) and (5) are computationally tractable. To that end, this work examines a set of filter-style feature selection algorithms inspired by the Relief' algorithm, i.e. Relief-Based algorithms (RBAs)... (read more)

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