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Prediction of Protein B-Factors Using Multi-Class Bounded SVM

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In this paper, we propose the adoption of the bounded support vector machine (BSVM) to predict the B-factors of residues based on a number of distinctive properties of residues. Due to the ability of multi-class classification of the BSVM, we can elaborately distinguish our targets and obtain relatively higher accuracy.

Keywords: B-factors; Bounded Support Vector Machine; Evolutionary rate; Hydrophobicity profile; Sequence profile

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Intelligent Computing Lab,Hefei Institute of Intelligent Machines, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei Anhui, 230031, China.

Publication date: 2007-02-01

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