Annotation and Metadata

  • W. HuberEmail author
  • F. Hahne
Part of the Use R! book series (USE R)


In this chapter we demonstrate the use of Bioconductor metadata resources. After having obtained a list of reporters from a microarray experiment and mapping them to their target genes, one will want to use the annotation of the genes and gene products to better interpret the experimental results. Often, it is beneficial to use gene annotation in the course of the primary analysis, in order to narrow down the set of data to be considered and ameliorate multiple testing problems, or in order to explore specific biological hypotheses.


Gene Ontology Gene Ontology Consortium Multiple Testing Problem Annotation Object Annotation Package 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wellcome Trust Genome CampusEuropean Bioinformatics Institute, EMBL Outstation HinxtonCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Division of Public Health Sciences, Program in Computational BiologyFred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattleUSA

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