25th Annual Meeting of the Population Approach Group in Europe
Nikita A. Sakhanenko, David J. Galas, Representing the Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development knowledge integration (HBGDki) Community
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The complexity of infant growth and development processes and resultant data reflect the deep complexity of biological systems.

The Problem: Can we detect complex dependencies of biological variables?

Given data sets with many instances of many variables:

  • Can we find a measure for a subset of variables that is significantly nonzero if and only if the variables are interdependent?
  • Can we separate detection of the existence of dependence from any models of the nature of dependence?

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