I'm having trouble understanding the difference between two types of "Output.type" for DNase-seq data sets from ENCODE. About half of them are labeled as "peaks" and the other half as "hotspots". Looking through the ENCODE website (https://www.encodeproject.org/data-standards/dnase-seq/) (https://www.encodeproject.org/data-standards/terms/#enrichment), I can see that Hotspot is the name of a program that is used in the analysis pipeline, but I don't see any description of the difference between hotspots and peaks as output types. The only difference I did see was that all hotspots were for bed broadPeak files and all peaks were for bed narrowPeak files, so perhaps this is just inconsistency in the naming convention?
Does anyone know if there's any real difference between these Output.type designations? Thanks