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Table 1 Evaluation of different EST clustering tools on our benchmark dataset.

From: EasyCluster: a fast and efficient gene-oriented clustering tool for large-scale transcriptome data

Program SN JI # Clusters # ESTs per cluster α β
EasyCluster 0.995 0.995 112 (0) 158.3 0.009 0
wcd 0.926 0.797 112 (15) 158.3 0.018 0.045
TGICL 0.906 0.875 125 (0) 141.3 0.144 0.036
ClustDB 0.562 0.424 201 (0) 87.8 0.765 0.009
BLASTClust 0.037 0.037 8255 (7304) 2.1 0.792 0
  1. Sensitivity (Sn), Jaccard Index (JI), number of generated clusters and average number of ESTs per cluster based on our human benchmark dataset. The number of singletons is shown in brackets. Moreover, α and β represents Type I and Type II error rates, respectively.