"Maximum Likelihood Genetic Sequence Reconstruction from Oligo Content." J. N. Hagstrom, R. Hagstrom, R. Overbeek, M. Price, L. Schrage. Networks 24:297-302. June 1994.

Abstract: One promising technique for determining long genetic sequences is sequencing by oligonucleotide content. This technique involves probing a segment of the unknown multimillion character genetic sequence for the presence or absence of known short subsequences. The information obtained from such hybridization experiments may be represented in network form. Network optimization methods may then be applied to identify the most likely forms of the unknown target sequence.