Utilization of gene ontology in semi-supervised clustering

Duong D. Doan, Yunli Wang, Youlian Pan
2011 2011 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB)  
Semi-supervised clustering incorporating biological relevance as a prior knowledge has been favoured over the past decade. However, selection of prior knowledge has been a challenge. We generate prior knowledge from GO terms at different levels of GO hierarchy and use them to study their impact on the performance of subsequent clustering of microarray data by using MPCKMeans and GOFuzzy. We evaluate the performance by F-measure and the number of specific GO terms and transcription factors. The
more » ... lustering result with prior knowledge generated from lower levels of GO hierarchy have higher F-measure and more number of specific GO terms and transcription factors. MPCKMeans with prior knowledge generated from multiple levels in the GO hierarchy outperforms GOFuzzy with prior knowledge from the first level in the GO hierarchy. A small amount (1-2%) of prior knowledge can improve semi-supervised clustering result substantially and the more specific prior knowledge is generally more efficient in guiding the semi-supervised clustering process.
doi:10.1109/cibcb.2011.5948467 dblp:conf/cibcb/DoanWP11 fatcat:zyf3ap55vbcshdarkbjsyrmasy