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The 2000 Olympic Games of protein structure prediction; fully automated programs are being evaluated vis-à-vis human teams in the protein structure prediction experiment CAFASP2

Fischer, D.; Elofsson, A.; Rychlewski, L.

Protein Engineering 13(10): 667-670


ISSN/ISBN: 0269-2139
PMID: 11112504
DOI: 10.1093/protein/13.10.667
Accession: 011463859

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In this commentary, we describe two new protein structure prediction experiments being run in parallel with the CASP experiment, which together may be regarded as the 2000 Olympic Games of structure prediction. The first new experiment is CAFASP, the Critical Assessment of Fully Automated Structure Prediction. In CAFASP, the participants are fully automated programs or Internet servers, and here the automated results of the programs are evaluated, without any human intervention. The second new experiment, named LiveBench, follows the CAFASP ideology in that it is aimed towards the evaluation of automatic servers only, while it runs on a large set of prediction targets and in a continuous fashion. Researchers will be watching the 2000 protein structure prediction Olympic Games, to be held in December, in order to learn about the advances in the classical 'human-plus-machine' CASP category, the fully automated CAFASP category, and the comparison between the two.

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