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Hidden Markov models in computational biology: applications to protein modeling
 JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
, 1994
"... Hidden.Markov Models (HMMs) are applied t.0 the problems of statistical modeling, database searching and multiple sequence alignment of protein families and protein domains. These methods are demonstrated the on globin family, the protein kinase catalytic domain, and the EFhand calcium binding moti ..."
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Hidden.Markov Models (HMMs) are applied t.0 the problems of statistical modeling, database searching and multiple sequence alignment of protein families and protein domains. These methods are demonstrated the on globin family, the protein kinase catalytic domain, and the EFhand calcium binding motif. In each case the parameters of an HMM are estimated from a training set of unaligned sequences. After the HMM is built, it is used to obtain a multiple alignment of all the training sequences. It is also used to search the. SWISSPROT 22 database for other sequences. that are members of the given protein family, or contain the given domain. The Hi " produces multiple alignments of good quality that agree closely with the alignments produced by programs that incorporate threedimensional structural information. When employed in discrimination tests (by examining how closely the sequences in a database fit the globin, kinase and EFhand HMMs), the '\ HMM is able to distinguish members of these families from nonmembers with a high degree of accuracy. Both the HMM and PROFILESEARCH (a technique used to search for relationships between a protein sequence and multiply aligned sequences) perform better in these tests than PROSITE (a dictionary of sites and patterns in proteins). The HMM appecvs to have a slight advantage over PROFILESEARCH in terms of lower rates of false
The Power of Amnesia: Learning Probabilistic Automata with Variable Memory Length
 Machine Learning
, 1996
"... . We propose and analyze a distribution learning algorithm for variable memory length Markov processes. These processes can be described by a subclass of probabilistic finite automata which we name Probabilistic Suffix Automata (PSA). Though hardness results are known for learning distributions gene ..."
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. We propose and analyze a distribution learning algorithm for variable memory length Markov processes. These processes can be described by a subclass of probabilistic finite automata which we name Probabilistic Suffix Automata (PSA). Though hardness results are known for learning distributions generated by general probabilistic automata, we prove that the algorithm we present can efficiently learn distributions generated by PSAs. In particular, we show that for any target PSA, the KLdivergence between the distribution generated by the target and the distribution generated by the hypothesis the learning algorithm outputs, can be made small with high confidence in polynomial time and sample complexity. The learning algorithm is motivated by applications in humanmachine interaction. Here we present two applications of the algorithm. In the first one we apply the algorithm in order to construct a model of the English language, and use this model to correct corrupted text. In the second ...
Hidden Markov models for sequence analysis: extension and analysis of the basic method
, 1996
"... Hidden Markov models (HMMs) are a highly effective means of modeling a family of unaligned sequences or a common motif within a set of unaligned sequences. The trained HMM can then be used for discrimination or multiple alignment. The basic mathematical description of an HMM and its expectationmaxi ..."
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Hidden Markov models (HMMs) are a highly effective means of modeling a family of unaligned sequences or a common motif within a set of unaligned sequences. The trained HMM can then be used for discrimination or multiple alignment. The basic mathematical description of an HMM and its expectationmaximization training procedure is relatively straightforward. In this paper, we review the mathematical extensions and heuristics that move the method from the theoretical to the practical. Then, we experimentally analyze the effectiveness of model regularization, dynamic model modification, and optimization strategies. Finally it is demonstrated on the SH2 domain how a domain can be found from unaligned sequences using a special model type. The experimental work was completed with the aid of the Sequence Alignment and Modeling software suite. 1 Introduction Since their introduction to the computational biology community (Haussler et al., 1993; Krogh et al., 1994a), hidden Markov models (HMMs...
A generalized hidden markov model for the recognition of human genes
 in DNA. In: Proc. Int. Conf. Intell
, 1996
"... We present a statistical model of genes in DNA. A Generalized Hidden Markov Model (GtlMM) provides the framework for describing the grasnmar of a legal parse of a DNA sequence (Stormo & Haussler 1994). Probabilities are assigned to transitions between states in tile GItMM and to the generation o ..."
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We present a statistical model of genes in DNA. A Generalized Hidden Markov Model (GtlMM) provides the framework for describing the grasnmar of a legal parse of a DNA sequence (Stormo & Haussler 1994). Probabilities are assigned to transitions between states in tile GItMM and to the generation of each nucleotide base given a particular state. Machine learning techniques are applied to optimize these probabilities using a standardized training set. Given a new candidate sequence, the best parse is deduced from the model using a dynamic programlning algorithm to identify the path through the model with maximum probability. Tile GHMM is flexible and modular, so new sensors and additional states can be inserted easily. In addition, it provides simple solutions for integrating cardinality constraints, reading frame constraints, "indels’, and homology searching. The description and results of an implementation of such a genefinding model, called Genie, is presented. The exon sensor is a codon frequency model conditioned on windowed nucleotide frequency and the preceding eodon. Two neural networks are used, as in (Brunak, Engelbrecht, & Knudsen 1991), for splice site prediction. We show that this simple model perforins quite well. For a crossvalidated standard test set of 304 genes [ftp://wwwhgc.lbl.gov/pub/genesets] in human DNA, our genefinding system identified up to 85 % of proteincoding bases correctly with a specificity of 80%. 58 % of exons were exactly identified with a specificity of 51%. Genie is shown to perform favorably compared with several other genefinding systems.
Stochastic ContextFree Grammars for tRNA Modeling
, 1994
"... Stochastic contextfree grammars (SCFGs) are applied to the problems of folding, aligning and modeling families of tRNA sequences. SCFGs capture the sequences ' common primary and secondary structure and generalize the hidden Markov models (HMMs) used in related work on protein and DNA. Results ..."
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Stochastic contextfree grammars (SCFGs) are applied to the problems of folding, aligning and modeling families of tRNA sequences. SCFGs capture the sequences ' common primary and secondary structure and generalize the hidden Markov models (HMMs) used in related work on protein and DNA. Results show that after having been trained on as few as 20 tRNA sequences from only two tRNA subfamilies (mitochondrial and cytoplasmic), the model can discern general tRNA from similarlength RNA sequences of other kinds, can nd secondary structure of new tRNA sequences, and can produce multiple alignments of large sets of tRNA sequences. Our results suggest potential improvements in the alignments of the D and Tdomains in some mitochdondrial tRNAs that cannot be tted into the canonical secondary structure.
Two methods for improving performance of an HMM and their application for gene finding
, 1997
"... A hidden Markov model for gene finding consists of submodels for coding regions, splice sites, introns, intergenic regions and possibly more. It is described how to estimate the model as a whole from labeled sequences instead of estimating the individual parts independently from subsequences. It is ..."
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A hidden Markov model for gene finding consists of submodels for coding regions, splice sites, introns, intergenic regions and possibly more. It is described how to estimate the model as a whole from labeled sequences instead of estimating the individual parts independently from subsequences. It is argued that the standard maximum likelihood estimation criterion is not optimal for training such a model. Instead of maximizing the probability of the DNA sequence, one should maximize the probability of the correct prediction. Such a criterion, called conditional maximum likelihood, is used for the gene finder ’HMMgene’. A new (approximative) algorithm is described, which finds the most probable prediction summed over all paths yielding the same prediction. We show that these methods contribute significantly to the high performance of HMMgene.
Combining phylogenetic and hidden Markov models in biosequence analysis
 J. Comput. Biol
, 2004
"... A few models have appeared in recent years that consider not only the way substitutions occur through evolutionary history at each site of a genome, but also the way the process changes from one site to the next. These models combine phylogenetic models of molecular evolution, which apply to individ ..."
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A few models have appeared in recent years that consider not only the way substitutions occur through evolutionary history at each site of a genome, but also the way the process changes from one site to the next. These models combine phylogenetic models of molecular evolution, which apply to individual sites, and hidden Markov models, which allow for changes from site to site. Besides improving the realism of ordinary phylogenetic models, they are potentially very powerful tools for inference and prediction—for gene finding, for example, or prediction of secondary structure. In this paper, we review progress on combined phylogenetic and hidden Markov models and present some extensions to previous work. Our main result is a simple and efficient method for accommodating higherorder states in the HMM, which allows for contextsensitive models of substitution— that is, models that consider the effects of neighboring bases on the pattern of substitution. We present experimental results indicating that higherorder states, autocorrelated rates, and multiple functional categories all lead to significant improvements in the fit of a combined phylogenetic and hidden Markov model, with the effect of higherorder states being particularly pronounced.
Gene finding with a hidden Markov model of genome structure and evolution
, 2003
"... Motivation: A growing number of genomes are sequenced. The differences in evolutionary pattern between functional regions can thus be observed genomewide in a whole set of organisms. The diverse evolutionary pattern of different functional regions can be exploited in the process of genomic annotati ..."
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Motivation: A growing number of genomes are sequenced. The differences in evolutionary pattern between functional regions can thus be observed genomewide in a whole set of organisms. The diverse evolutionary pattern of different functional regions can be exploited in the process of genomic annotation. The modelling of evolution by the existing comparative gene finders leaves room for improvement. Results: Aprobabilistic model of both genome structure and evolution is designed. This type of model is called
KDD for Science Data Analysis: Issues and Examples
 Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining
, 1996
"... Tile analysis of tile massive data sets collected by scientific instruments demands automation as a prerequisite to analysis. There is an urgent need to create an intermediate level at which scientists can operate effectively; isolating them from the massive sizes and harnessing human analysis ca ..."
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Tile analysis of tile massive data sets collected by scientific instruments demands automation as a prerequisite to analysis. There is an urgent need to create an intermediate level at which scientists can operate effectively; isolating them from the massive sizes and harnessing human analysis capabilities to focus on tasks in which machines do not even renmtely approach humansnamely, creative data analysis, theory and hypothesis formation, and drawing insights into underlying phe,mmena. We give an overview of the main issues in the exploitation of scientific data.sets, present five c,~se studies where KDD tools play important and enabling roles, and conclude with fi,ture challenges for data mining and KDD techniques in science data analysis. 1
Hidden Markov Models for Labeled Sequences
 In Proceedings of the 12th IAPR ICPR'94
, 1994
"... A hidden Markov model for labeled observations, called a CHMM, is introduced and a maximum likelihood method is developed for estimating the parameters of the model. Instead of training it to model the statistics of the training sequences it is trained to optimize recognition. It resembles MMI train ..."
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A hidden Markov model for labeled observations, called a CHMM, is introduced and a maximum likelihood method is developed for estimating the parameters of the model. Instead of training it to model the statistics of the training sequences it is trained to optimize recognition. It resembles MMI training, but is more general, and has MMI as a special case. The standard forwardbackward procedure for estimating the model cannot be generalized directly, but an "incremental EM" method is proposed. 1 Introduction Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) are often used to model the statistical structure of a set of observations like speech signals [12]. A model is estimated so as to maximize the likelihood of the observations or, in a Bayesian setting, the a posteriori probability of the model. Often a set of different models are estimated independently, for instance one model for each word in a small vocabulary speech application. After estimation they are used for discrimination, although they were not...