A Genetic Programming Approach to Extraction of Glycan Motifs Using Tree Structured Patterns

  • Masatoshi Nagamine
  • Tetsuhiro Miyahara
  • Tetsuji Kuboyama
  • Hiroaki Ueda
  • Kenichi Takahashi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4830)


We propose a genetic programming approach to extraction of glycan motifs by using tag tree patterns, which are tree structured patterns with structured variables. A structured variable in a tag tree pattern can be substituted by an arbitrary tree. Our experiments show that we have obtained tag tree patterns as the best individuals including similar substructures of glycan motifs obtained by the previous works.


Term Tree Edge Label Vertex Label Tree Structure Data Variable Label 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masatoshi Nagamine
    • 1
  • Tetsuhiro Miyahara
    • 1
  • Tetsuji Kuboyama
    • 2
  • Hiroaki Ueda
    • 1
  • Kenichi Takahashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information Sciences, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima 731-3194Japan
  2. 2.Center for Collaborative Research, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 153-8505Japan

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