Improving Positive Unlabeled Learning Algorithms for Protein Interaction Prediction
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In binary classification, it is sometimes difficult to label two training samples as negative. The aforementioned difficulty in obtaining true negative samples created a need for learning algorithms which does not use negative samples. This study aims to improve upon two PU learning algorithms, AGPS and Roc-SVM for protein interaction prediction. Two extensions to these algorithms is proposed; the first one is to use Random Forests as the classifier instead of support vector machines and the second is to combine the results of AGPS and Roc-SVM using a voting system. After these two approaches are implemented, their results was compared to the original algorithms as well as two well-known learning algorithms, ARACNE  and CLR . In the comparisons, both the Random Forest ( called AGPS-RF and Roc-RF) and the Hybrid algorithm performed well against the original SVM-classified ones. The improved algorithms also performed well against ARACNE and CLR.