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The Maximum Divergence (Expectation Of Information) Of Receiver Operating Characteristics (Roc): A Figure Of Merit Of An Integral System Of A Machine And A Human
Author(s): Takashi Okagaki
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Paper Abstract

Receiver operating characteristics (ROC) is an empirical measure of performance of an integral system consisting of communication equipment and a human observer. ROC of two systems may interesect, thus making comparison of two ROC's difficult. Divergence (Kullback) can be used as a figure of merit for comparison in such instances. A theoretical basis of ROC necessary to calculate divergence from ROC is elaborated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0845, Visual Communications and Image Processing II, (13 October 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.976503
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Takashi Okagaki, University of Minnesota Medical School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0845:
Visual Communications and Image Processing II
T. Russell Hsing, Editor(s)

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