When is the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve an appropriate measure of classifier performance?

@article{Hand2013WhenIT,
  title={When is the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve an appropriate measure of classifier performance?},
  author={David J. Hand and Christoforos Anagnostopoulos},
  journal={Pattern Recognition Letters},
  year={2013},
  volume={34},
  pages={492-495}
}
The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve is a widely used measure of the performance of classification rules. This paper shows that when classifications are based solely on data describing individual objects to be classified, the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve is an incoherent measure of performance, in the sense… CONTINUE READING