• Publications
  • Influence
Measuring the accuracy of diagnostic systems.
  • J. Swets
  • Computer Science
    Science
  • 3 June 1988
TLDR
For diagnostic systems used to distinguish between two classes of events, analysis in terms of the "relative operating characteristic" of signal detection theory provides a precise and valid measure of diagnostic accuracy.
Signal detection theory and psychophysics
TLDR
This book discusses statistical decision theory and sensory processes in signal detection theory and psychophysics and describes how these processes affect decision-making.
Signal Detection Theory and ROC Analysis in Psychology and Diagnostics: Collected Papers
TLDR
The Relative Operating Characteristic in Psychology is studied as a form of Empirical ROCs in Discrimination and Diagnostic Tasks and Applications in Various Diagnostic Fields.
Indices of discrimination or diagnostic accuracy: their ROCs and implied models.
  • J. Swets
  • Psychology
    Psychological bulletin
  • 1986
TLDR
It is suggested that candidate indices be evaluated by calculating their relative operating characteristics (ROCs) so that the form of an index's ROC identifies the model of the discrimination process that is implied by the index, and that theoretical form can be compared with the forms of empirical ROCs.
The Relative Operating Characteristic in Psychology
  • J. Swets
  • Psychology
    Science
  • 7 December 1973
TLDR
The ROC is an analytical technique that quite effectively isolates the effects of the observer's response bias, or decision criterion, in the study of discrimination behavior and enhances the understanding of the perceptual and cognitive phenomena that depend directly on these fundamental processes.
ROC analysis applied to the evaluation of medical imaging techniques.
  • J. Swets
  • Medicine
    Investigative radiology
  • 1 March 1979
TLDR
This paper presents a brief description of the ROC, and shows how it provides a measure of diagnostic accuracy that is free of judgmental bias.
Psychological Science Can Improve Diagnostic Decisions
TLDR
This paper presents a meta-modelling system that automates the very labor-intensive and therefore time-heavy and therefore expensive and expensive process of manually cataloging and cataloging medical equipment for use in the health care system.
Decision processes in perception.
TLDR
A brief review of the theory of statistical decision is reviewed and a description of the elements of the theories appropriate to human observers is presented, including a quantitative measure of the criterion.
A decision-making theory of visual detection.
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