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The mean subjective utility score, a novel metric for cost-sensitive classifier evaluation

McDonald, Ross A. (2006) The mean subjective utility score, a novel metric for cost-sensitive classifier evaluation Pattern Recognition Letters, 27, (13), pp. 1472-1477. (doi:10.1016/j.patrec.2006.02.012).

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Abstract

A simple solution is proposed to the problem of conveying a classifier's performance to a universal standard when misclassification costs are not equal. An application of this metric in the field of boosting is briefly described.

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Submitted date: 22 August 2005
Published date: 1 October 2006
Keywords: cost-sensitivity, cost matrix, utility, decision theory, boosting

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Local EPrints ID: 58109
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/58109
PURE UUID: 866ff4cd-9d0e-410c-9c02-199b9a2c6a4f

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Date deposited: 12 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:27

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Author: Ross A. McDonald

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