[Bioperl-l] Proposal for AI methods in Bioperl

Mauricio Herrera Cuadra arareko at campus.iztacala.unam.mx
Wed Oct 12 03:05:18 EDT 2005

Hi all,

As far as I know, there aren't any modules in Bioperl providing access 
to Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods such as neural networks, genetic 
algorithms, cellular automata, among others.

At the moment, I'm interested in developing some interface for using 
genetic algorithms. By using the interface, users could access these 
methods for generating optimized schemes based on sets of homologous 
sequences. I think that the generated results could be a nice 
alternative for motif/pattern searching in diverse novel sequences 
(instead of regular expressions, HMM's and other methods). What do you 

Any guidance would be really helpful. If you know of any external 
application that you can recomend for using with the interface, a 
suggested location in the code tree, etc., please let me know. I've 
thought of something like a Bio::AI family that can be included in the 
bioperl-live or maybe as a bioperl-ai package. I'm open to all kind of 
thoughts. Thanks in advance.

arareko at campus.iztacala.unam.mx
Laboratorio de Genética
Unidad de Morfofisiología y Función
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, UNAM

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