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Assessing taxonomic metagenome profilers with OPAL
- Meyer, Fernando, Bremges, Andreas, Belmann, Peter, Janssen, Stefan, McHardy, Alice C., Koslicki, David
- Genome biology 2019 v.20 no.1 pp. 51
- data collection, humans, metagenomics, microbiome
- The explosive growth in taxonomic metagenome profiling methods over the past years has created a need for systematic comparisons using relevant performance criteria. The Open-community Profiling Assessment tooL (OPAL) implements commonly used performance metrics, including those of the first challenge of the initiative for the Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation (CAMI), together with convenient visualizations. In addition, we perform in-depth performance comparisons with seven profilers on datasets of CAMI and the Human Microbiome Project. OPAL is freely available at https://github.com/CAMI-challenge/OPAL .