Table 1

List of acronyms and their meanings
Acronym Full word Brief description
AGS Altered gene set A list of differentially expressed genes in experiment
FGS Functional gene set A list of genes that were previously known to be related
GEA Gene enrichment analysis A method of counting overlaps between AGS and FGS
GSEA Gene set enrichment analysis A method using the maximum overlap between AGS and FGS
NEA Network enrichment analysis A method of measuring network connectivity between AGS and FGS
FNEA Fixed network enrichment analysis A NEA method when AGS is a list of k top-ranking genes
MNEA Maximum network enrichment analysis A NEA method to avoid dependence on k

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Alexeyenko et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13:226   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-226

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