@inproceedings{a40a6881c0c64dd79d550cd04f49ca86,

title = "Sign assignment problems on protein networks",

abstract = "In a maximum sign assignment problem one is given an undirected graph and a set of signed source-target vertex pairs. The goal is to assign signs to the graph's edges so that a maximum number of pairs admit a source-to-target path whose aggregate sign (product of its edge signs) equals the pair's sign. This problem arises in the annotation of physical interaction networks with activation/repression signs. It is known to be NP-complete and most previous approaches to tackle it were limited to considering very short paths in the network. Here we provide a sign assignment algorithm that solves the problem to optimality by reformulating it as an integer program. We apply our algorithm to sign physical interactions in yeast and measure our performance using edges whose activation/repression signs are known. We find that our algorithm achieves high accuracy (89%), outperforming a state-of-the-art method by a significant margin.",

keywords = "activation, integer linear program, network annotation, protein-protein interaction, repression",

author = "Shay Houri and Roded Sharan",

year = "2012",

doi = "10.1007/978-3-642-33122-0_27",

language = "אנגלית",

isbn = "9783642331213",

series = "Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)",

pages = "338--345",

booktitle = "Algorithms in Bioinformatics - 12th International Workshop, WABI 2012, Proceedings",

note = "12th International Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics, WABI 2012 ; Conference date: 10-09-2012 Through 12-09-2012",

}