RESQUE: Network Reduction Using Semi-Markov Random Walk Scores for Efficient Querying of Biological Networks (Extended Abstract)

  • Sayed Mohammad Ebrahim Sahraeian
  • Byung-Jun Yoon
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7262)


In this work, we present RESQUE, an efficient algorithm for querying large-scale biological networks. The algorithm uses a semi-Markov random walk model to estimate the correspondence scores between nodes across different networks. The target network is iteratively reduced based on the node correspondence scores, which are also iteratively re-estimated for improved accuracy, until the best matching subnetwork emerges. The proposed network querying scheme is computationally efficient, can handle any network query with arbitrary topology, and yields accurate querying results.


Biological Network Protein Interaction Network Target Network Arbitrary Topology Query Size 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sayed Mohammad Ebrahim Sahraeian
    • 1
  • Byung-Jun Yoon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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