Keywords : motifs, word statistics, inference, regulatory sequences, promoters.
Smile and Riso
Participant : Marie-France Sagot [ Correspondent ] .
Smile (http://www.inrialpes.fr/helix/people/sagot/programs/smile.html ) and Riso (http://algos.inesc-id.pt/~asmc/software/riso.html ) are motif inference algorithms that take as input a set of DNA (RNA) or protein sequences. Smile was developed by Laurent Marsan, now at the University of Versailles. The code (in C) can be freely obtained by academics and non-profit research organisations by simply sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Marie-France.Sagot@inria.fr. The core of Smile has been improved and extended into a new algorithm, Riso , by Alexandra Carvalho from the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) of Lisbon, Portugal, in a collaboration with researchers from the IST.