Structural data mining on secondary genomic structure

Winnie W.M. Lam, Chun Chung Chan

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There exist many methods for classifying genomic data by aligning, comparing, and analyzing primary nucleotide sequences using such algorithms as decision tree and HMM. These methods are, however, not always effective as motifs are more conserved in structures than in sequences. Instead of performing classification based on primary sequences, we therefore propose to perform the task from structure, exploiting the phenomenon in which molecules form from a sequence of nucleotides, beginning with a primary sequence that can fold back onto itself to form a secondary structure. The algorithm we propose is able to perform data mining in structural data and is called Random Multi-Level Attributed (RMLA) graph algorithm for mining and representing secondary genomic structure from such biomolecule as tRNA. The identification of structural similarity is implemented with information measure concept to characterize the resultant class. Experiments are based on known tRNA structural data. The results show that our approach is able to effectively classify different class of tRNA secondary structure. We also compare our result with other classification algorithms to prove the effectiveness. The result shows our approach can classify structural data in a better way. In fact, RMLA graph is not suitable only for the classification of genomic data, wherever graphs are used to model data, it is useful for discovering patterns in the databases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - BIBE 2005
Subtitle of host publication5th IEEE Symposium on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventBIBE 2005: 5th IEEE Symposium on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 19 Oct 200521 Oct 2005


ConferenceBIBE 2005: 5th IEEE Symposium on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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