A graph-based pattern recognition for chemical molecule matching

Gökçer Y., Demirci M. F., Tan M.

6th International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms, BIOINFORMATICS 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, 12 - 15 January 2015, pp.158-162 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Lisbon
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.158-162
  • Keywords: Bioinformatics, Chemical molecule matching, Classification, Graph matching, Pattern recognition
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: No


In this paper we present a new method that uses graph-based pattern recognition to compute the similarity between chemical molecules. Our method is used for prediction of the activity of chemical molecules, that is, the prediction of carcinogenicity of molecules. In our method, molecules are depicted as edge-weighted graphs, where each atom corresponds to a vertex and the bonds between the atoms are depicted as edges. The framework performs graph embedding by representing vertices as points in a geometric space. The similarity measure (distance) between the embedded points is computed using the Earth Mover's Distance (EMD) method, which is based on a distribution-based transportation algorithm. Our method shows promising results on the PTC dataset compared to the existing kernels.