Accession Number:

ADA530509

Title:

The DET Curve in Assessment of Detection Task Performance

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY GAITHERSBURG MD

Report Date:

1997-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

We introduce the DET Curve as a means of representing performance on detection tasks that involve a tradeoff of error types. We discuss why we prefer it to the traditional ROC Curve and offer several examples of its use in speaker recognition and language recognition. We explain why it is likely to produce approximately linear curves. We also note special points that may be included on these curves, how they are used with multiple targets, and possible further applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE