An effective data mining technique for multi-class protein sequence classification

P.C.H. Ma, Chun Chung Chan

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One way to understand the molecular mechanism of a cell is to understand the function of each protein encoded in its genome. The function of a protein is largely dependent on the three-dimensional structure the protein assumes after folding. Since the determination of three-dimensional structure experimentally is difficult and expensive, an easier and cheaper approach is for one to look at the primary sequence of a protein and to determine its function by classifying the sequence into the corresponding functional family. In this paper, we propose an effective data mining technique for the multi-class protein sequence classification. For experimentations, the proposed technique has been tested with different sets of protein sequences. Experimental results show that it outperforms other existing protein sequence classifiers and can effectively classify proteins into their corresponding functional families.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, iCBBE 2008
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781424417483
ISBN (Print)9781424417476
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering [iCBBE] -
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering [iCBBE]
Period1/01/08 → …


  • Biology computing
  • Cellular biophysics
  • Data mining
  • Molecular biophysics
  • Molecular configurations
  • Pattern classification
  • Proteins
  • Sequences

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