Columbia University, University of Michigan, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Li-Cor, Affymetrix | GenomeWeb
Columbia University of New York has received US Patent No. 7,277,574, “Methods and systems for feature selection.” The patent claims methods and systems for feature selection, data classification, retrieval, and segmentation. Parts of the patent are directed to methods and systems for complement sort-merge tree, fast-converging sort-merge tree, and multi-level feature selection. According to the patent, methods can be used for selecting features in text, images, audio, video, gene microarray data, and handwriting.

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