Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 10:47:19 -0700
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From: Bin <bztt@MSN.COM>
Subject: clustering with known class
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I hope this is the right list. if not, I am sorry to bother you.
My task is to cluster a set of protein sequence(for example, 3000
sequences, I can get the distance matrix of them). some sequence(1000
sequences) are the known class(protein fold). others(2000 sequences)
are the unknown class. it does not belong to supervised
classification. there are a lot of new class among the sequences.
My question is how can i take the advantage of known class to get the
number of class?
I want to do systematical trial to cluster for all of 3000
sequences(try 200 class, 300,...), and calculate the purity or entropy
of the known class, so I can choose the clustering result which has
I would appreciate it if you can give me some suggestion.