Remove uninformative terms from union of all terms in set of annotations

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Description

For a set of ontological annotation sets, remove terms annotated to the same objects as all their children. Useful for selecting terms for summarising a set of annotation sets, as it can lead to a significant reduction in the number of terms.

Usage

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remove_uninformative_terms(ontology, term_sets)

Arguments

ontology

ontology_index object

term_sets

List of character vectors of ontological term IDs

Value

Character vector of terms

Examples

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library(ontologyIndex)
data(hpo)
remove_uninformative_terms(hpo, list(Patient1=c("HP:0001873","HP:0000118")))

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