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Research Article

Machine-Learning Approaches for Classifying Haplogroup from Y Chromosome STR Data

  • Joseph Schlecht,

    Affiliation: Computer Science Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Matthew E. Kaplan,

    Affiliation: Arizona Research Laboratories, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Kobus Barnard,

    Affiliation: Computer Science Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Tatiana Karafet,

    Affiliation: Arizona Research Laboratories, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Michael F. Hammer,

    Affiliation: Arizona Research Laboratories, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Nirav C. Merchant mail

    nirav@email.arizona.edu

    Affiliation: Arizona Research Laboratories, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Published: June 13, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000093

About the Authors

Joseph Schlecht, Kobus Barnard
Computer Science Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Matthew E. Kaplan, Tatiana Karafet, Michael F. Hammer, Nirav C. Merchant
Arizona Research Laboratories, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: nirav@email.arizona.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JS MK KB NM. Performed the experiments: JS MK NM. Analyzed the data: JS MK TK MH NM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JS MK NM. Wrote the paper: JS MK MH NM. Algorithm design and implementation: JS. Contributed to algorithm design: KB.