Learning qualitative metabolic models

George MacLeod Coghill, S. M. Garrett, R. D. King

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution

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The ability to learn a model of a system from observations of the system and background knowledge is central to intelligence, and the automation of the process is a key research goal of Artificial Intelligence. We present a model- learning system, developed for application to scientific discovery problems, where the models are scientific hypotheses and the observations are experiments. The learning system, QOPH learns the structural relationships between the observed variables, known to be a hard problem. QOPH has been shown capable of learning models with hidden (unmeasured) variables, under different levels of noise, and from qualitative or quantitative input data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECAI 2004: 16th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Proceedings
EditorsRamon Lopez de Mantaras, L. Saitta
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1586034529, 978-1586034528
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004
Event16th European conference on Artificial Intelligence - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 22 Aug 200427 Aug 2004

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0922-6389


Conference16th European conference on Artificial Intelligence


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