Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Ecological niche modeling (ENM) is increasingly being used in studying the relationship between species distributions and environmental conditions. The development of ENM software/algorithms is heading toward open-source programming, for the advantage of efficiency...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Zoology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3346v1
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The conditional mutual information \(I(X;Y|Z)\) measures the average information that X and Y contain about each other given Z. This is an important primitive in many learning problems including conditional independence testing, graphical model inference, causal...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3345v1
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Computational models in biology encode molecular and cell biological processes. These models often can be represented as biochemical reaction networks. Studying such networks, one is mostly interested in systems that share similar reactions and mechanisms. Typical...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1479v3
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It has been estimated that up to 80% of all data stored in health care databases may have spatial components. To fully exploit such components, there is a need of improving existing tools or developing novel spatio-temporal functionalities. Geographic information...

["Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3335v1
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Nowadays, a huge amount of biomedical data of different biological entities is provided by many online databases and services, each with its own data model, user interface and query language. However, typical bioinformatics scenarios require the use of more than...

["Bioinformatics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3309v1
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We present GenotypeAnalytics (GA), a RESTFul service that makes it possible to mine association rules from Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) datasets using standard web browsers. GA can speed up and simplify the analysis of this massive amount of data, highlighting...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3299v1
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REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is one of the most popular web-based applications to support data capture for research studies and registries. i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) is a widely adopted data warehouse to re-use clinical...

["Data Science","Databases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3294v1
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Forecasting is a common data science task that helps organizations with capacity planning, goal setting, and anomaly detection. Despite its importance, there are serious challenges associated with producing reliable and high quality forecasts — especially when...

["Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3190v2
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There are few truly bad ideas in authentic science. We need to embrace science as a process- driven human endeavour to better understand the world around us. Products are important, but through better transparency, we can leverage ideas, good and bad, ours and...

["Ecology","Human-Computer Interaction","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3282v1
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Background. Artificial enrichment of lakes has posed serious management problems for water supply. In results many European lakes had already undergone significant eutrophication. It seems that a good tool to determine the influence of catchment use on the trophic...

["Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2203v2
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Face to the urban resiliency two major environmental threats are widely recognized: the increasing summer air temperatures and the soil consumption that affects a large number of city in Italy. The work have the goal to present preliminary the actual Heat Summer...

["Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2234v2
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Severe weather impact identification and monitoring through social media data is a good challenge for data science. In last years we assisted to an increase of natural disasters, also due to climate change. Many works showed that during such events people tend...

["Data Science","Emerging Technologies","Natural Language and Speech","Network Science and Online Social Networks"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2241v2
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Bacterial surfaces are complex, built of from membranes, peptide-glycans and, importantly, proteins. The proteins play crucial roles as the key regulator of how the bacterium interacts with its environment. A full catalog of the motifs in coiled-coil proteins and...

["Bioinformatics","Infectious Diseases","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3118v2
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We describe best practices for providing convenient, high-speed, secure access to large data via research data portals. We capture these best practices in a new design pattern, the Modern Research Data Portal, that disaggregates the traditional monolithic web-based...

["Computer Networks and Communications","Data Science","Distributed and Parallel Computing","Security and Privacy","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3194v2
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Epilepsy is a complex brain disorder characterized by repetitive seizure events. Epilepsy patients often suffer from various and severe physical and psychological comorbidities. While general comorbidity prevalence and incidences can be estimated from epidemiological...

["Bioinformatics","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3228v1
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