Improved Lasso (ILASSO) for Gene Selection and Classification in High Dimensional DNA Microarray Data

Isah Aliyu Kargi, Norazlina Bint Ismail, Ismail Bin Mohamad


Classification and selection of gene in high dimensional microarray data has become a challenging problem in molecular biology and genetics. Penalized Adaptive likelihood method has been employed recently for classification of cancer to address both gene selection consistency and estimation of gene coefficients in high dimensional data simultaneously. Many studies from the literature have proposed the use of ordinary least squares (OLS), maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) and Elastic net as the initial weight in the Adaptive elastic net, but in high dimensional microarray data the MLE and OLS are not suitable. Likewise, considering the Elastic net as the initial weight in Adaptive elastic yields a poor performance, because the ridge penalty in the Elastic net grouped coefficient of highly correlated genes closer to each other.  As a result, the estimator fails to differentiate coefficients of highly correlated genes that have different sign being grouped together. To tackle this issue, the present study proposed Improved LASSO (ILASSO) estimator which add the ridge penalty to the original LASSO with an Adaptive weight to both    and  simultaneously. Results from the real data indicated that ILASSO has a better performance compared to other methods in terms of the number of gene selected, classification precision, Sensitivity and Specificity.


High dimension data, Penalized Adaptive Elastic net, ILasso, logistic regression, gene selection, cancer classification

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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