Bounds on the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve for the ideal observer

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Abstract

A new upper bound is derived on the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve for the ideal observer in a signal-detection task. This upper bound is determined by the values of the likelihood-generating function and its second derivative at the origin. This bound is compared with other bounds on ideal-observer performance that have been derived recently, and it is also shown how this bound leads to some asymptotic results for approximations to ideal-observer performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1963-1968
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Volume19
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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