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Measuring the accuracy of diagnostic systems.
  • J. Swets
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • 3 June 1988
Diagnostic systems of several kinds are used to distinguish between two classes of events, essentially "signals" and "noise". Expand
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Signal detection theory and psychophysics
In a time-piece, which is self-wound by an oscillating weight, the weight oscillates in or parallel to a vertical plane through the axis of the indicating hands and is combined with a toothless winding mechanism. Expand
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Signal Detection Theory and ROC Analysis in Psychology and Diagnostics: Collected Papers
Measuring the Accuracy of Diagnostic Systems.Medical Imaging Techniques: A Review.The Relative Operating Characteristic in Psychology. Expand
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Indices of discrimination or diagnostic accuracy: their ROCs and implied models.
  • J. Swets
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
  • 1986
Tasks in which an observation is the basis for discriminating between two confusable alternatives are used widely in psychological experiments. Similar tasks occur routinely in many practicalExpand
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The Relative Operating Characteristic in Psychology
  • J. Swets
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 7 December 1973
The clinician looking, listening, or feeling for signs of a disease may far prefer a false alarm to a miss, particularly if the disease is serious and contagious. On the other hand, he may believeExpand
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Psychological Science Can Improve Diagnostic Decisions
John A. Swets, Robyn M. Dawes, and John Monahan BBN Technologies (emeritus), Cambridge, Massachusetts; Radiology Department, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Department of Health Care Policy,Expand
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ROC analysis applied to the evaluation of medical imaging techniques.
  • J. Swets
  • Medicine
  • Investigative radiology
  • 1 March 1979
Analysis in terms of the relative operating characteristic (ROC) has recently been applied to several studies of medical decision-making, primarily to decisions based on imaging techniques. ThisExpand
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Decision processes in perception.
About 5 years ago, the theory of statistical decision was translated into a theory of signal detection. Expand
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A decision-making theory of visual detection.
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