Relevance Vector Machines and Eponine


Relevance vector machines (RVM) is a family of machine learning methods, introduced by Tipping, that represent a bayesian approach to the training of general linear models (GLM). RVM-s are reported to be able to effectively produce convenient sparse representations of data thus competing with the popular support vector machines. When used with a suitable set of basis functions, RVM-s can be applied to the analysis of genome sequence data. The Eponine models provide such sets of functions. This article gives a brief (and probably slightly simplistic) overview of the application of the RVM with Eponine to genome sequence analysis, a work originally described by Down.


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