Q9, a content-balancing accuracy index to evaluate algorithms of protein secondary structure prediction.

@article{Zhang2003Q9AC,
  title={Q9, a content-balancing accuracy index to evaluate algorithms of protein secondary structure prediction.},
  author={Chun-Ting Zhang and Ren Zhang},
  journal={The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 8},
  pages={1256-62}
}
A content-balancing accuracy index, called Q(9), has been proposed to evaluate algorithms of protein secondary structure prediction. Here the content-balancing means that the evaluation is independent of the contents of helix, strand and coil in the protein being predicted. It is shown that Q(9) is much superior to the widely used index Q(3). Therefore, algorithms are more objectively evaluated by Q(9) than Q(3). Based on 396 non-homologous proteins, five algorithms of secondary structure… CONTINUE READING