October 18, 2018
Sadegh Sulaimany

Sadegh Sulaimany

Academic rank: Assistant professor
Address: Room 102 Computer Engineering Group Engineering Dept.
Education: PhD. in Bioinformatics
Phone: 08733627722 (داخلی 3336)
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering


Link prediction potentials for biological networks
Type Article
link prediction, biological networks, biological link prediction, biological link mining
Journal International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics
DOI 10.1504/IJDMB.2018.10015104
Researchers Sadegh Sulaimany، Mohammad Khansari، Ali Masoudi-Nejad


Improvement of biological networks reconstructed from high-throughput expression data is an important challenge in systems biology. Link prediction is a problem of interest in many application domains that can be used for this purpose. In this paper after a short review of several biological networks, we present the latest definition of the link prediction problem and review it from several viewpoints. With a comprehensive search in the literature using PubMed, Science Direct and Google Scholar databases, and carefully reviewing the related papers having the ‘link prediction’ plus at least one of the biological network terms in their title, abstract or keywords, we classify the results based on the graph type and major link prediction outlooks. Finally, we analyse the preformed researches to find new insights about potential uses in addition to understanding the current state, and propose several hints and directions for future works.