Table 5

Statistics about the comparative performance of the base k-NN classifiers and their label similarity-incorporated versions using information in the whole GO biological process ontology for all as well as small (size ≤ 30) target classes in Mnaimneh et al's data set, measured in terms of the number of classes for which AUC scores are improved by the latter over the former, and the average and maximum improvement in AUC scores over all classes.

Total # classes

# Classes improved

Average improvement over all classes

Maximum improvement

All classes



0.0167 (2.65%)

0.2492 (53.93%)

Small classes



0.0363 (6.32%)

0.2492 (53.93%)

Pandey et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10:142   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-10-142

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