Florentino Fernández Riverola

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ALTER is an open web-based tool to transform between different multiple sequence alignment formats. The originality of ALTER lies in the fact that it focuses on the specifications of mainstream alignment and analysis programs rather than on the conversion among more or less specific formats. In addition, ALTER is capable of identify and remove identical(More)
In this paper we show an instance-based reasoning e-mail filtering model that outperforms classical machine learning techniques and other successful lazy learners approaches in the domain of anti-spam filtering. The architecture of the learning-based anti-spam filter is based on a tuneable enhanced instance retrieval network able to accurately generalize(More)
A great amount of machine learning techniques have been applied to problems where data is collected over an extended period of time. However, the disadvantage with many real-world applications is that the distribution underlying the data is likely to change over time. In these situations, a problem that many global eager learners face is their inability to(More)
A hybrid neuro-symbolic problem-solving model is presented in which the aim is to forecast parameters of a complex and dynamic environment in an unsupervised way. In situations in which the rules that determine a system are unknown, the prediction of the parameter values that determine the characteristic behaviour of the system can be a problematic task. In(More)
Mass spectrometry is one of the most important techniques in the field of proteomics. MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry has become popular during the last decade due to its high speed and sensitivity for detecting proteins and peptides. MALDI-TOF-MS can be also used in combination with Machine Learning techniques and statistical methods for knowledge discovery.(More)
WhichGenes is a web-based interactive gene set building tool offering a very simple interface to extract always-updated gene lists from multiple databases and unstructured biological data sources. While the user can specify new gene sets of interest by following a simple four-step wizard, the tool is able to run several queries in parallel. Every time a new(More)
Biomedical Text Mining (BioTM) is providing valuable approaches to the automated curation of scientific literature. However, most efforts have addressed the benchmarking of new algorithms rather than user operational needs. Bridging the gap between BioTM researchers and biologists' needs is crucial to solve real-world problems and promote further research.(More)
a IBB – Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal Department of Informatics/CCTC, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal Computer Science Department, University of Vigo, ESEI: Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Informática, Edificio(More)
CBR systems are normally used to assist experts in the resolution of problems. During the last few years researchers have been working in the development of techniques to automate the reasoning stages identified in this methodology. This paper presents a Maximum Likelihood Hebbian Learning-based method that automates the organisation of cases and the(More)