Identification of Nuclear protein localization assumes significance as it can provide in depth insight for genome regulation and function annotation of novel proteins. A multiclass SVM classifier with various input features was employed for nuclear protein compartment identification. The input features include factor solution scores and evolutionary information (position specific scoring matrix (PSSM) score) apart from conventional dipeptide composition and pseudo amino acid composition. All the SVM classifiers with different sets of input features performed better than the previously available prediction classifiers. The jack-knife success rate thus obtained on the benchmark dataset constructed by Shen and Chou [Shen, H.B., Chou, K.C., 2005, Predicting protein subnuclear location with optimized evidence-theoretic K-nearest classifier and pseudo amino acid composition. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 337, 752-756] is 71.23%, indicating that the novel pseudo amino acid composition approach with PSSM and SVM classifier is very promising and may at least play a complimentary role to the existing methods. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.