Prediction Accuracy Evaluation of Domain and Domain Combination Based Prediction Methods for Protein-Protein Interaction

  • Han, Dong-Soo (School of Engineering, Information and Communications University) ;
  • Jang, Woo-Hyuk (School of Engineering, Information and Communications University)
  • Published : 2006.05.28


This paper compares domain combination based protein-protein interaction prediction method with domain based protein-protein interaction method. The prediction accuracy and reliability of the methods are compared using the same prediction technique and interaction data. According to the comparison, domain combination based prediction method has showed superior prediction accuracy to domain based prediction method for protein pairs with fully overlapped domains with protein pairs in learning sets. When we consider that domain combination based method has the effects of assigning a weight to each domain interaction, it implies that we can improve the prediction accuracies of currently available domain or domain combination based protein interaction prediction methods further by developing more advanced weight assignment techniques. Several significant facts revealed from the comparative studies are also described in this paper.