Improvement in prediction of antigenic epitopes using stacked generalisation: an ensemble approach

In this study, a hybrid model has been designed by using stacked generalisation ensemble technique for prediction of linear B-cell epitopes. The goal of using stacked generalisation ensemble approach is to refine predictions of base classifiers and to get rid of the worse predictions. In this study, six machine learning models are fused to predict variable length epitopes (6–49 mers). The proposed ensemble model achieves 76.6% accuracy and average accuracy of repeated 10-fold cross-validation is 73.14%. The trained ensemble model has been tested on the benchmark dataset and compared with existing sequential B-cell epitope prediction techniques including APCpred, ABCpred, BCpred and ${rm AA}{rm P}_{{rm BCPred}}$AAPBCPred.
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