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Table 2 Summary of the discovered CTL epitope association rules.

From: Discovery of novel targets for multi-epitope vaccines: Screening of HIV-1 genomes using association rule mining

  Data sets
Association rules 62-all 44-non-CRFs 18-CRFs * Pseudo-set
Number of epitope associations with support >= 0.75 * & confidence >= 0.95 1961 1095 1867 1944
Unique epitope associations#     
Associations with 2 epitopes $ 46 48 45 46
Associations with 3 epitopes 217 166 71 217
Associations with 4 epitopes 153 102 59 151
Associations with 5 epitopes 59 26 27 58
Associations with 6 epitopes 9 2 7 9
Associations with 7 epitopes 0 0 1 0
Total 484 344 210 481
Unique epitope associations with epitopes from only one gene     
Epitopes from Gag only 9 12 3 9
Epitopes from Pol only 94 81 47 94
Epitopes from Nef only 0 0 0 0
Total 103 93 50 103
Unique epitope associations with epitopes from two genes     
Gag-Pol 329 234 145 326
Pol-Nef 26 11 7 26
Nef-Gag 3 1 1 3
Total 358 246 153 355
Unique epitope associations with epitopes from all three genes (Gag-Pol-Nef) 23 5 7 23
  1. * Total number of associations includes all identified association rules that had a minimum support of 75% and 95% confidence. For CRFs, the support is 95%.
  2. # "Unique" rules combine associations between the same epitopes into a single, "unique" rule regardless of the order of epitopes within a rule (i.e., A occurs with B and B occurs with A are considered the same "unique" rule).
  3. $ i.e., association rules that involve two distinct CTL epitopes.