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This article is part of the supplement: Highlights from the Seventh International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Student Council Symposium 2011

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Spectral classification of short numerical exon and intron sequences

Benjamin YM Kwan1*, Jennifer YY Kwan2 and Hon Keung Kwan3

Author Affiliations

1 Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8MS, Canada

2 School of Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada

3 Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4, Canada

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BMC Bioinformatics 2011, 12(Suppl 11):A13  doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-S11-A13

Published: 21 November 2011


This research presents three new numerical representations for classifying short exon and intron sequences using discrete Fourier transform period-3 value. Based on the human genome, results indicate that the Complex Twin-Pair representation is attractive compared with other numerical representations and the approach has potential applications in genome annotation and read mapping.