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On the Importance of Comprehensible Classification Models for Protein Function Prediction

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On the Importance of Comprehensible Classification Models for Protein Function Prediction
—The literature on protein function prediction is currently dominated by works aimed at maximizing predictive accuracy, ignoring the important issues of validation and interpretation of discovered knowledge, which can lead to new insights and hypotheses that are biologically meaningful and advance the understanding of protein functions by biologists. The overall goal of this paper is to critically evaluate this approach, offering a refreshing new perspective on this issue, focusing not only on predictive accuracy but also on the comprehensibility of the induced protein function prediction models. More specifically, this paper aims to offer two main contributions to the area of protein function prediction. First, it presents the case for discovering comprehensible protein function prediction models from data, discussing in detail the advantages of such models, namely, increasing the confidence of the biologist in the system’s predictions, leading to new insights about the data and t...
Alex Alves Freitas, Daniela Wieser, Rolf Apweiler
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where TCBB
Authors Alex Alves Freitas, Daniela Wieser, Rolf Apweiler
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