Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Operational Sciences
Kenneth W. Bauer, Jr., PhD
This dissertation research makes contributions towards the objective evaluation of competing classifiers, i.e., classification systems (CSs) or pattern recognition algorithms. Automatic CSs have been under development for almost 40 years in a wide range of military and medical applications. During this period, scientists and engineers have developed extensive theory and algorithms for classification, but by comparison have focused little on the testing and evaluation of their systems. Classifier evaluation is very important in the fields of automatic target recognition (ATR) and pilot workload classification. In order for military operators to be confident in new CSs, they must have an objective way of testing and evaluating competing systems.
DTIC Accession Number
Alsing, Stephen G., "The Evaluation of Competing Classifiers" (2000). Theses and Dissertations. 4733.