Lothar Richter

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PredictProtein is a meta-service for sequence analysis that has been predicting structural and functional features of proteins since 1992. Queried with a protein sequence it returns: multiple sequence alignments, predicted aspects of structure (secondary structure, solvent accessibility, transmembrane helices (TMSEG) and strands, coiled-coil regions,(More)
A major bottleneck in our understanding of the molecular underpinnings of life is the assignment of function to proteins. While molecular experiments provide the most reliable annotation of proteins, their relatively low throughput and restricted purview have led to an increasing role for computational function prediction. However, assessing methods for(More)
We tackle the problem of finding association rules for quantitative data. Whereas most of the previous approaches operate on hyper rectangles, we propose a representation based on half-spaces. Consequently, the left-hand side and right-hand side of an association rule does not contain a conjunction of items or intervals, but a weighted sum of variables(More)
In the demonstration, we will present the concepts and an implementation of an <i>inductive database</i> -- as proposed by Imielinski and Mannila -- in the relational model. The goal is to support all steps of the knowledge discovery process, from pre-processing via data mining to post-processing, on the basis of queries to a database system. The query(More)
MOTIVATION We tackle the problem of finding regularities in microarray data. Various data mining tools, such as clustering, classification, Bayesian networks and association rules, have been applied so far to gain insight into gene-expression data. Association rule mining techniques used so far work on discretizations of the data and cannot account for(More)
We address the problem of learning a predictive model for growth inhibition from the NCI DTP human tumor cell line screening data. Extending the classical Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship paradigm, we investigate whether including gene expression data leads to a statistically significant improvement of prediction quality. Our analysis shows that(More)
BACKGROUND We present a machine learning approach to the problem of protein ligand interaction prediction. We focus on a set of binding data obtained from 113 different protein kinases and 20 inhibitors. It was attained through ATP site-dependent binding competition assays and constitutes the first available dataset of this kind. We extract information(More)
We present a new and comprehensive approach to inductive databases in the relational model. The main contribution is a new inductive query language extending SQL, with the goal of supporting the whole knowledge discovery process, from pre-processing via data mining to post-processing. A prototype system supporting the query language was developed in the(More)
While data integration for data analysis has been investigated extensively in biological applications, it has not yet been so much the focus in computational chemistry and quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) research. With the availability and growing number of chemical databases on the web, such data integration efforts become an intriguing(More)