Table 2

Annotation comparison methods
Statistic AUGUSTUS ParsEval
manuscript comparison
Coding nucleotide sensitivity 0.93 0.94
Coding nucleotide specificity 0.90 0.99
Exon sensitivity 0.80 0.81
Exon specificity 0.81 0.86
Gene sensitivity 0.48 0.43
Gene specificity 0.47 0.46

Sensitivity and specificity scores for AUGUSTUS gene predictions in comparison to corresponding gene annotations from EMBL database release 50. The first column shows scores as reported in the original AUGUSTUS manuscript. The second column shows scores as computed by ParsEval using predictions from the latest version of AUGUSTUS (2.5.5). Summary reports from ParsEval provide immediate access to a wide variety of similarity statistics, including the ones reported in this table. Differences between the scores reported by the AUGUSTUS authors and the ParsEval authors are likely due to subsequent updates of the AUGUSTUS program since its publication.

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Standage and Brendel BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13:187   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-187

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