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The Explicit Decomposition with Neighborhoods (EDeN) is a decompositional kernel based on the Neighborhood Subgraph Pairwise Distance Kernel (NSPDK) that can be used to induce an explicit feature representation for graphs. This in turn allows the adoption of machine learning algorithm to perform supervised and unsupervised learning task in a scalable way (e.g. using fast stochastic gradient descent methods in classification and approximate neighborhood queries in clustering).

Among the novelties introduced in EDeN is the ability to take in input real vector labels and to process weighted and nested graphs.


A few examples can be found as IPython Notebook at the following GitHub repository: EDeN_examples.


You can install EDeN with pip directly from github.

pip install git+ --user


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K. De Grave, F. Costa, "Molecular Graph Augmentation with Rings and Functional Groups", Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 50 (9), pp 1660–1668, 2010. (ref)

Steffen Heyne, Fabrizio Costa, Dominic Rose, and Rolf Backofen,"GraphClust: alignment-free structural clustering of local RNA secondary structures",Bioinformatics, 28 no. 12 pp. i224-i232, 2012. (ref)

Kousik Kundu, Fabrizio Costa, and Rolf Backofen, "A graph kernel approach for alignment-free domain-peptide interaction prediction with an application to human SH3 domains", Bioinformatics, 29 no. 13 pp. i335-i343, 2013. (ref)

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Omer S. Alkhnbashi, Fabrizio Costa, Shiraz A. Shah, Roger A. Garrett, Sita J. Saunders and Rolf Backofen, "CRISPRstrand: Predicting repeat orientations to determine the crRNA-encoding strand at CRISPR loci", ECCB, 13th European Conference on Computational Biology, 2014. (ref)

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Gianluca Corrado, Toma Tebaldi, Giulio Bertamini, Fabrizio Costa, Alessandro Quattrone, Gabriella Viero and Andrea Passerini, "PTRcombiner: mining combinatorial regulation of gene expression from post-transcriptional interaction maps", BMC Genomics, 2014; 15:304. (ref)

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