An Accuracy Metric: Percentages, Randomness, and Probabilities

@article{Fisher2009AnAM,
  title={An Accuracy Metric: Percentages, Randomness, and Probabilities},
  author={Craig W. Fisher and Eitel J. M. Laur{\'i}a and Carolyn C. Matheus},
  journal={J. Data and Information Quality},
  year={2009},
  volume={1},
  pages={16:1-16:21}
}
Practitioners and researchers regularly refer to error rates or accuracy percentages of databases. The former is the number of cells in error divided by the total number of cells; the latter is the number of correct cells divided by the total number of cells. However, databases may have similar error rates (or accuracy percentages) but differ drastically in… CONTINUE READING