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Nature Biotechnology 22, 1315 - 1316 (2004)
doi:10.1038/nbt1004-1315

What is a hidden Markov model?

Sean R Eddy1


Statistical models called hidden Markov models are a recurring theme in computational biology. What are hidden Markov models, and why are they so useful for so many different problems?

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  1. Sean R. Eddy is at Howard Hughes Medical Institute & Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, 4444 Forest Park Blvd., Box 8510, Saint Louis, Missouri 63108, USA. e-mail: eddy@genetics.wustl.edu


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