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Month: October, 2011

UniProtKB and Benford’s Law

5 October, 2011 (14:36) | Annotation Quality, Miscellaneous | By: mj_bell

In the last blog post we looked at data parsing, and how Zipf’s law could possibly be used to detect parsing errors. Whilst reading a recent blog post by Ben Goldacre I was reminded of Benford’s law – which shares a number of similarities to Zipf’s – and considered how it may also be applicable […]