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Boulesteix, Anne-Laure (2004): PLS dimension reduction for classification of microarray data. Collaborative Research Center 386, Discussion Paper 392 [PDF, 276kB]


PLS dimension reduction is known to give good prediction accuracy in the context of classification with high-dimensional microarray data. In this paper, PLS is compared with some of the best state-of-the-art classification methods. In addition, a simple procedure to choose the number of components is suggested. The connection between PLS dimension reduction and gene selection is examined and a property of the first PLS component for binary classification is proven. PLS can also be used as a visualization tool for high-dimensional data in the classification framework. The whole study is based on 9 real microarray cancer data sets.

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