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Table 3 Relative importance of features for seedless and seed sites

From: MicroRNA target prediction using thermodynamic and sequence curves

  Seedless Sites   Seed Sites  
Rank Feature Weight Feature Weight
1 CDS –0.452 Site length –0.591
2 Site length –0.404 CDS –0.436
3 Seed enrichment 0.364 A U seed [9] 0.287
4 A U site [10] 0.198 Δ Δ G site [10] –0.250
5 A U seed [10] 0.198 A U seed [10] 0.235
6 A U seed [9] 0.192 Seed enrichment 0.210
7 5’ UTR –0.165 A U site [9] 0.208
8 Consv 0.149 Δ G seed [9] –0.195
9 Δ Δ G site [10] –0.148 Δ Δ G seed [9] –0.193
10 Relative site location –0.141 Δ Δ G seed [10] –0.190
11 A U site [9] 0.134 Δ Δ G site [9] –0.187
12 Δ G site [15] 0.118 A U site [10] 0.187
13 Δ G site [19] 0.116 Δ G seed [10] –0.179
14 Δ G site [14] 0.113 5’ UTR –0.178
15 Δ G site [17] 0.111 Seed consv 0.175
16 Δ G site [16] 0.098 Relative site location –0.154
17 Δ Δ G site [9] –0.093 Δ G site [12] 0.100
18 A U seed [8] 0.089 Δ G site [14] 0.097
19 A U seed [11] 0.088 3’ UTR –0.089
20 Δ G site [12] 0.078 A U seed [3] 0.088
  1. The rank is computed by sorting by absolute value of weight in descending order. For functional covariates, the numbers in square braces indicate the coefficient index for the B-spline basis functions