Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology
Edited by Russ Altman, Douglas Brutlag, Peter Karp,
Richard Lathrop, and David Searls
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The papers in this interdisciplinary work present breakthroughs in dynamic programming, multiple sequence alignment, the federation of molecular biology databases, hidden Markov models for sequence analysis, constraint satisfaction techniques for map assembly or structure definition, probabilistic modeling of biological structures and sequences, simulation of metabolic processes, heuristic ways to search large hypothesis spaces, the theory of neural networks, energy functions that fold protein structures more accurately, search algorithms for protein conformation, linguistic parsing techniques for sequence analysis, novel map reconstruction algorithms, computational geometry breakthroughs for drug design, robotic applications to molecular structure, and more.