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Classification accuracy comparison: hypothesis tests and the use of confidence intervals in evaluations of difference, equivalence and non-inferiority

Foody, Giles M.

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Giles M. Foody giles.foody@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

The comparison of classification accuracy statements has generally been based upon tests of difference or inequality when other scenarios and approaches may be more appropriate. Procedures for evaluating two scenarios with interest focused on the similarity in accuracy values, non-inferiority and equivalence, are outlined following a discussion of tests of difference (inequality). It is also suggested that the confidence interval of the difference in classification accuracy may be used as well as or instead of conventional hypothesis testing to reveal more information about the disparity in the classification accuracy values compared.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Remote Sensing of Environment
Print ISSN 0034-4257
Electronic ISSN 0034-4257
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 113
Issue 8
APA6 Citation Foody, G. M. Classification accuracy comparison: hypothesis tests and the use of confidence intervals in evaluations of difference, equivalence and non-inferiority. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113(8), doi:10.1016/j.rse.2009.03.014
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2009.03.014
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2009.03.014
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Remote Sensing of Environment. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Remote Sensing of Environment, 113,8 (2009) doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2009.03.014

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